At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week ‘company AltspaceVR’ and Intel have been showcasing their social and content sharing platform. This platform allows people to connect and share using virtual reality (VR) through their head-mounted displays (HMDs). It allows people to experience content and socialise at the same time.
CES gave people an opportunity to try out the demo for this platform. Essentially the platform is intended to allow people to do anything on the internet, with anyone. AltspaceVR’s dream is a shared platform in which you can stream films, sports events and even play videogames with other people. It acts not just as a social platform, but a digital content distributor. Different to many people’s perception of VR being an independent experience, AltspaceVR wants to make VR an experience you can share.
Eric Romo, founder and CEO of AltspaceVR shared the reasoning behind AltspaceVR’s new platform: “There’s something special about being together. With AltspaceVR’s social VR platform, people feel as if they are in the same place, where they can enjoy shared experiences like watching a movie or sporting event. We’re bringing VR beyond gaming applications to give people the opportunity to interact in the most natural way possible online.”
VRFocus will keep you updated on the progress of AltspaceVR’s new platform.