OSVR is part of the Open-Source Virtual Reality ecosystem, a new standard in VR gaming to push the VR gaming experience forward and supporting the venture with the OSVR Hacker Dev kit, a virtual reality device and open-source software that enables programming for any variety of VR technology.
The OSVR Hacker Kit will be available to order in June, 2015 for $199 and there will be lots of exciting stuff in the pipeline so what apps, games and movies we can watch, play and experience with OSVR in the coming mouths?
There will be a huge market segment setting for Virtual tourism. Mark Zuckerburg certainly agrees plunking down $2B for Oculus.-A wonders of the World project that have been applied with 3rd Planet to show off exotic locals in 360 degrees.
The company has been making virtual tours of places such as Mount Everest since 2011 and in January released a 3D tour of Bangkok’s Grand Palace for smartphones and desktops. You can go to their web site to check it out (works best in Chrome)
World of Diving
World of Diving is the second VR project from Vertigo Games. It is a multiplayer diving simulation game originally developed for VR for the Oculus Rift but now with support for OSVR too. With World of Diving, you can freely explore the ocean and make progress through exciting challenges. You are also available to interact with the sea life, compete against your fellow divers, discover the sunken remains of history and collect and savage ancient treasure.
As the first VR title from Finnish indie studio Mindfield Games, Pollen is a first person exploration game we don’t know too much about. Their web site call it “a trailblazing journey to the edge of understanding” and the great looking trailer shows some spaceship-like environments. Pollen is being developed for the Oculus Rift as well as OSVR and it’s going to be released in 2015. Sounds awesome!
Virtual Real Porn
OSVR knows there are naked people just waiting to jump in when that where there is VR. The-VirtualRealPorn-platform is already available for Oculus, Gear VR and Google Cardboard and features 180 degrees stereoscopic adult film with binaural sound for extra immersion. Some of the videos are a little freaky allowing you experience being a girl or a guy whilst watching an “adult experience”. Check it out purely for educational purposes…
Ubisoft VR games
Ubisoft already make great games such as including Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, Tom Clancy’s video game series, Rayman, Far Cry and Watch Dogs. Ubisoft-have not yet-confirmed any new OSVR games but are now a confirmed parther with OSVR.-
I look forward to playing Assannins Creed in VR!
As another signed up member of OSVR, Seven Hills Games. Aring developed Hellicott City for the Oculus Rift DK2 in October 2014. It’s a short rollercoaster/haunted hayride experience through a fictional town made for Halloween. I expect to trying something similar on the OSVR platform.
You can enjoy a 3D, holographic experience with castAR on your table, wall or other objects. You can also move around naturally so you can work or play together while sharing a Mixed Reality experience that blends a virtual world into the real world.-
castAR raised over $1m on Kickstarter back in 2013 and uses unique peripherals such as its Magic Wand to position and control virtual objects in space with one hand and its RFID Tracking Grid for augmented board games.