Pluto VR originally began as a social startup releasing its communications service Pluto for SteamVR users back in 2018. Today, the company has announced its latest product, moving away from social and into high-end streaming for Oculus Quest with Plutosphere.
Unlike apps such as Virtual Desktop where you can stream your SteamVR library to Oculus Quest if you have a compatible PC, PlutoSphere utilises cloud streaming technology so no PC is required. The platform will allow users to access their Steam and Epic Games Store libraries to play on Oculus Quest/Quest 2 as well as being able to install and run any OpenVR or OpenXR videogame or application.
To enable this your setup will need to meet some basic requirements. PlutoSphere needs a minimum of 50 Mbps internet and a 5 GHz WiFi 6 Router, plus the Oculus Quest of course. Pluto VR does plan to add support for smartphones, Microsoft Hololens, and Nreal’s mixed reality glasses in the future.
“PlutoSphere represents a major milestone in the spatial computing industry. It opens the doors of closed platforms, allowing consumers to experience content regardless of their device,” said Forest Gibson, Co-founder of Pluto in a statement. “Now you don’t need to spend thousands of dollars on gaming rigs, graphics cards, and premium VR headsets to play popular PC VR titles.”
“This is just the beginning for what we have planned for PlutoSphere. Multi app, a persistent social layer across applications, and AR support are just a few features we are rolling out later this year,” Forest adds.
It’s taken Pluto VR five years of development to reach this point, participating in the 5G Open Innovation Lab during that time. The initial launch will be a phased rollout with Oculus Quest users able to reserve their place on the official website.
As the rollout continues VRFocus will bring you further updates.