NextVR Announces Launch on Oculus Rift

Though NextVR has developed a name for itself as an immersive live-event broadcaster, for the most part the app that lets users get up close and personal with live sporting events and concerts has been confined to mobile virtual reality (VR) devices such as Google Daydream and Samsung Gear VR. Now the company have announced that PC VR users will be able to enjoy the events delivered to Oculus Rift.

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The company says that it is intending on leading the way with regards to how VR content is created and delivered, as from today Oculus Rift users will be able to download the free NextVR app.

With the launch of this version of NextVR, the app is now available on the following platforms: Oculus Rift, Oculus Go, PlayStation VR, HTC Vive Pro, HTC Vive, Windows Mixed Reality, Gear VR, and Google Daydream.

“The VR community has been waiting for NextVR to become available on Rift for quite some time and we’ve finally answered the call,” said NextVR CEO and Co-Founder David Cole in a statement. “Today, NextVR launched on Oculus Rift, and we’re incredibly happy to provide our immersive experiences to the core fan base that has been there since the beginning of VR. Now that NextVR is available on Rift, our free app can be downloaded for fans to experience on all platforms spanning PC, mobile, stand alone and gaming console. Our next step is to release on Steam to further meet the requirements of the PC community.”

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NextVR was first launched in 2009, and since then the company have introduced a number of improvements to the app, such as improving its image capture capabilities, allowing users to experience higher resolution VR and 360-degree video.

NextVR also starting rolling out 6 Degrees of Freedom compatibility with its on-demand experiences this year.

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