tech2 News StaffApr 14, 2016 17:20:44 IST
Virtual Reality on PC is a very niche space at the moment. There are only two notable players, Facebook with it's Rift and HTC with the Vive. While everyone is excited for VR in general, the high price of both devices is a huge turn-off to most. Not counting the heavyweight gaming rig that you'll need, the VR headsets themselves cost upwards of $600 (around Rs 40,000), not including shipping and taxes.
To make matters worse, even the handful of decent VR games that are currently available will not work on both platforms. Until now. A redditor going by the name of CrossVR posted a tool called LibreVR on GitHub. Provided you own the games, you'll be able to run Oculus Dreamdeck and Lucky's Tale on your HTC Vive.
Polygon tested LibreVR and report that the tool works perfectly. They also add that Dreamdeck is actually better on the Vive. With the Rift, you're limited to your controller for movement, with the Vive, Polygon reports that you can actually walk around the virtual space, making the experience far more interactive.
Early reviews place the HTC Vive at the front of the VR race, a position that it justifies with it's room-scale VR and motion controllers. If Oculus Rift games are actually coming to the Vive via Libre VR so soon, it might just be enough to tip the balance in the Vive's favour.
Now where did I put that $800?
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