AltspaceVR has been one of the major front runners in the social virtual reality (VR) scene, not only providing a place to meet up with friends, but also providing entertainment and events. Now the company has announced its latest venture, expanding head-mounted display (HMD) support to Google Daydream View as well as Android devices.
Launching this week, the free app brings to Daydream all the same functionality as its previous incarnations on Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. With cross-platform support it means even more people can get together to watch comedy shows from performers like Reggie Watts or play videogames such as Dungeons and Dragons, Boss Monster or Holograms Against Humanity.
The major inclusion in the launch is the support for non-VR users, allowing anyone with an Android device to use the app. They’ll be able to check what events are coming up, see if friends are online, or checkout the entertainment available, with or without a headset. Intern this may also attract more Android users to try VR.
“We are excited about serving Daydream customers, which could number in the tens of millions by the end of the year,” said Eric Romo, founder and CEO of AltspaceVR in a statement. “We are looking forward to providing them with the wide range of activities and events that are available in AltspaceVR, and connecting them with their friends on other platforms.”
There’s no update on if or when AltspaceVR might come to the last major headset, PlayStation VR, but when the company does reveal any further details VRFocus will report back.