Scienverse has just let out word of its project to create a virtual reality world built with Unreal Engine 4 that could provide a platform for third-party virtual reality applications combined with a next generation social network.
“The platform will be compatible with all major virtual reality headsets, as well as all major operating systems which will help the emerging virtual reality market to expand much faster,” a statement provided to VRjournal reads.
The platform is open source. It also integrates all virtual reality applications in one place. That will provide independent developers with opportunities to integrate their own apps into the platform.
According to the company, users will not be required to download any of the applications beforehand — by dint of the provided cloud service. Users can also prosper from the possibility of meeting, talking, and sharing with their friends in a 3D virtual environment.
“Scienverse is the perfect bridge between users and developers in the virtual reality ecosystem, because of the features it provides for both parties,” said Boris Samardzhiev, CEO of Scienverse. “Furthermore, voice chatting inside the platform, instead of typing words on a keyboard, makes the social interaction much more intuitive and natural, which leads to the next generation of digital social networking.”
To get things rolling, Scienverse will start a Kickstarter campaign on September 7. And there are rewards: pledgers should expect flying vehicles such as levitating motorbikes, cars, and ships. The biggest reward is still a secret and it will be announced a few days before the beginning of the Kickstarter campaign. Scienverse is aiming to raise $113,800.
Scienverse says the platform will be compatible with all major virtual reality headsets, including the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Project Morpheus, Samsung Gear VR, FOVE, ZEISS VR One, OSVR, and Google Cardboard, as well as all the major operating systems — Windows, Linux, iOS, and Android.