Today, Hyperverse, a virtual reality (VR) technology specialist working on inside-out tracking, has announced the raising of $550,000 USD in a funding round. The company’s also revealed it’ll be at several exhibitions this year to showcase the tech including the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2017.
Two of the biggest challenges the VR industry currently faces is high-end wireless transmission and inside-out tracking, the former has started to be solved but it’s the latter that’s proving slightly more elusive. Hyperverse’s system uses a mixture of existing VR hardware and patent-pending tracking system requiring a single camera and the ceiling of the play area.
Combining an Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) alongside a PC backpack, the Hyperverse technology allows users 6DoF for body movement, gesture tracking and interaction with virtual environments for areas of virtually any size and shape. Hyperverse claims that its optical tracking and inertial sensors reduce the delay to less than 5ms and provides player positioning accuracy down to 1cm.
Much like VRcade, Hyperverse is a platform that aims to provide tools for businesses to operate a VR park or arcade, supplying all the hardware and software required including a software development kit (SDK) for content companies. The architecture of the system allows owners to create game sessions with any number of players online, limited to only how many guests can fit in the location.
VRFocus will be at GDC 2017 in February to bring you the latest announcements, so check back regularly.