SOURCE: AltspaceVR


April 05, 2016 08:00 ET

AltspaceVR Announces Support for HTC Vive Consumer Edition

AltspaceVR Offers Seamless Social VR Experience on Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 5, 2016) - AltspaceVR, the first social VR experience available on Steam, the largest digital distributor of PC gaming, today announced support for HTC Vive™ consumer edition. The latest version with Vive support can be downloaded now at no cost either from Steam or directly from AltspaceVR.

"Breakthrough technology in Vive from the partnership of HTC and Valve® delivers a new level of immersive experience in VR," said Eric Romo, founder and CEO of AltspaceVR. "The Vive controllers bring more of your body into VR adding a critical layer of non-verbal communication."

AltspaceVR has been leading the development of VR as a communications medium, bringing users together where they can directly interact in shared virtual spaces. With AltspaceVR, Vive owners can now attend live music, comedy or art shows, or watch streaming video such as YouTube, Twitch or Periscope, or play tabletop games such as Dungeons and Dragons or Boss Monster in VR.

Also being announced today are interactables, which use the wireless controllers and advanced sensors of the Vive to provide a more immersive experience. With interactables, users can pick up, throw, catch, and manipulate objects in VR. For example, in AltspaceVR users can now slide a mug across a medieval bar, toss pumpkins during a VR food fight, or pick up a sword to battle with a friend. The Vive haptics let the user know when they are touching an interactable. The result is a more authentic and engaging experience when people meet in AltspaceVR.

AltspaceVR provides the most natural communication available online. Users can navigate freely around environments more realistically with Vive 360� motion. They can talk, gesture and interact while enjoying the greatest variety of activities and events available in social VR. 

AltspaceVR is cross-platform, allowing users to connect seamlessly with one another in VR. In addition to the Vive and Vive Pre, AltspaceVR supports the Oculus Rift, Oculus Rift DK2 and Samsung Gear VR. AltspaceVR also supports Leap Motion, Perception Neuron, and Kinect v2 for Windows.

For more information, visit AltspaceVR with HTC Vive support.

About AltspaceVR
AltspaceVR is a virtual reality software company building a new communication platform. It is now used by people in over 50 countries to share a variety of experiences and interact in the most natural and fulfilling way possible online.

Founded in 2013, investors include Tencent, Dolby Family Ventures, Raine Ventures, Lux Capital, Western Technology Investments, Maven Ventures, Promus Ventures, Streamlined Ventures, Rothenberg Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Formation 8, Google Ventures, Foundation Capital, SV Angel, Haystack Fund, and Startcaps.

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