The Open Source Virtual Reality platform sees some improvements for both the software and the hardware.
Crytek has recently begun to work to help expand on OSVR. Their CryENGINE now natively supports the platform.
“The open standard encouraged by OSVR corresponds with our own desire to give CryENGINE users total freedom of choice in VR development.” Said Frank Vitz, Crytek’s creative director for CryENGINE. “We’re excited to be supporting a platform that is designed to accelerate progress and expand the audience for VR, and we look forward to seeing how OSVR developers harness CryENGINE to create innovative experiences.”
A new diffusion film tech has just been added in for OSVR HDK 1.4 to help better the look of the technology while still trying to keep the system requirements low. An upgrade for version 1.3 will be available soon.
“The Hacker Development Kit has always been about maximizing quality while minimizing system requirements, allowing us to make VR more accessible to enthusiasts, aspiring developers and gamers,” says Christopher Mitchell, OSVR lead. “The inclusion of the diffusion screen makes it possible for us to deliver an improved visual experience without compromising this great accessibility.”
You can purchase the OSVR over at the Razer store now with its new improvements such as rubber inserts for the nose bridge and extra padding for cheekbones for added comfort. The OSVR is currently $299.99 and is available now.