There are a number of companies currently preparing content platforms for video sharing in virtual reality (VR). These outlets hope to become the Youtube for VR, offering the definitive user-sharing environment for 360 degree videos that can be viewed with the likes of the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). VRCHIVE, a new service that hopes to launch in the near future, differs from these platforms by focusing on 360 degree images over videos.
VRCHIVE currently has an official website set up, teasing an impending launch. As the site describes, this is a “content distribution platform that connections 360 degree photographers with VR consumers and empowers anyone to be a VR content creator.” Further details about the service are yet to be revealed although Oculus Rift owners can also get a look at the alpha version of the platform, which contains a handful of images to be viewed with the HMD on.
Those interested in VRCHIVE can currently sign up for an email alert on when the platform launches. Given the relative ease of creating 360 degree photos in comparison to videos, it will be interesting to see how this platform develops. VRFocus will continue to follow any and all applications of VR, reporting back with any further updates.