Virtual reality (VR) fans may recall the launch of a Steam Greenlight campaign for a new VR video player by the name of CINEVEO back in November 2014. The software sits players down in a virtual cinema and allows them to watch video content on an enlarged screen using the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). That campaign is still running, but it hasn’t stopped the developer from revealing a new project in CIBERVEO, a VR web browser that uses the same theme as CINEVEO to immerse users in scouring the internet.
CIBERVEO sits in a VR cinema much like the one in CINEVEO, but instead allows users to browse the internet on the virtual big screen. Crucially, the software is compatible with streaming sites such as YouTube, Netflix, Vimeo and more, making it a something of a cinematic viewer for digital video content. Flash and HTML5 support is also included for those wanting to player browser-based videogames. The title works with the Oculus Rift’s second development kit (DK2) and even offers a mulitplayer option so those wanting to share their viewing.
It title is available download now in Beta form for $10 USD. An official forum has been setup so that users can report any issues they might encounter. VRFocus will continue to follow any and all applications of VR, reporting back with any further updates on them.