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  VRidge - an HTC Vive emulator software receives a 2.1 Update
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04/25/2018
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Developer: RiftCat Sp. z o.o.

Contact person: Marek Antoniuk

Press contact: [email protected]

Website: https://riftcat.com

VRidge - an HTC Vive emulator software receives a 2.1 Update

RiftCat releases VRidge 2.1 Update featuring new languages, user experience improvements and NOLO Wireless support.

VRidge - a software that allows its users to turn their phones into HTC Vive VR headset received a 2.1 Update. It features multiple improvements to fulfill its mission of making PC virtual reality available to everyone. With this patch, VRidge receives a combined support of 13 languages with an aim to popularize inexpensive VR solutions. It also fixes a lot of major issues related to connectivity and provides more help tools to make the whole experience easier to use.

The update brings additional functionality as well. RiftCat took care of NOLO VR tracking system users by providing an option to connect it to VRidge wirelessly. A combination of both systems allows for a full wireless room-scale VR experience.

The new version is part of a big 2.x series update to RiftCat that got released at the beginning of 2018. The company says that it will work as a base of the wireless system for the foreseeable future.

VRidge is a technology that gives mobile VR headsets a capability to run PC VR games. It consists of two parts - a desktop application and mobile application. When they are both connected, the computer starts to recognize the phone as an HTC Vive headset.

The communication between applications happens through USB cable or Wi-Fi connection. VRidge sends the image from the computer to the phone as a high-quality video stream with the lowest possible latency. The phone sends back the head rotation data to enable head movement for the user.

The final result is that the user’s phone paired with simple Google Cardboard (or any other mobile VR headset) acts as a fully-fledged PC VR headset - supporting 3D stereoscopic view and head movements. The software supports a wide range of games since it is compatible with OpenVR standard. All games that do not rely heavily on hand controllers will be perfectly playable.

VRidge 2.1 update is now available for Gear VR, Daydream and Google Cardboard headsets.

More on VRidge can found in the official online Press Kit: https://riftcat.com/media

More info about 2.1 Update can be found on the official RiftCat blog: http://go.riftcat.com/update-21