Razer, co-founders of the OSVR platform, revealed last week that the OSVR head-mounted display (HMD), known as the Hacker Dev Kit, would support NVIDIA’s GameWorks VR software development kit (SDK). Today, this support has officially been made available for all using the platform.
The OSVR platform is Razer’s oft muted effort to aid the progression of virtual reality (VR) as a consumer product. Officially revealed at CES 2015, Las Vegas, back in January of this year, this open source solution lowers the barrier for entry that developers face while offering another low-cost solution for consumers. Developers are able to register their interest in OSVR now and consumer pre-orders for the OSVR Hacker Dev Kit will launch next month.
OSVR has already benefited from a number of high-profile partnerships, including Ubisoft and Valve, as well as independent developers such as Climax Studios, Tammeka Games (who debuted their port of Radial-G alongside Razer earlier this year) and Fire Panda. New partners are being announced regularly, though which of these will eventually launch consumer experiences for the OSVR Hacker Dev Kit is not currently known.
GameWorks VR is NVIDIA’s set of APIs, libraries and features that enable both VR HMD and videogame developers to create VR experiences. Developers working on the OSVR platform can download the SDK and additional resources directly from NVIDIA’s official website now, and VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest details on the OSVR platform.