There are plenty of PC-based videogames that fans would love to see adapted into virtual reality (VR), even if they may not be properly optimised to support the technology. Intugame VR, a new streaming service from Intugame Entertainment, is offering players the chance to try their favourite titles using PC software and an Android app used with low-cost smartphone-based head-mounted display’s (HMD) such as Google Cardboard, Zeiss VR One and even Gear VR. The company recently launched both full and test versions of this app for anyone to sample.
The apps, located on the Google Play Store, allows users to play any PC title in a HMD. This is done by installing Intugame VR’s software on PC, starting the chosen videogame in windowed mode and then using the mobile app to stream content onto a handset as side-by-side images that are converted into 3D when viewed through an HMD. The free sample app allows users to test the service for five minutes, after which they can purchase the full app for £7.99 GBP.
This is a concept similar to what can be seen with Cmoar and its HMD that recently passed a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign. It’s important to note that, while display images in 3D, services such as these don’t provide the true VR experience, with menus and other features that aren’t properly adjusted. That said, they do provide an easy solution to finding out what many popular PC titles would look like in VR. VRFocus will continue to follow any and all VR-related news, reporting back with the latest updates on the technology.