vTime XR gives users the choice of joining friends in VR, AR or 2D Magic Window mode
(Liverpool, UK – 19th February, 2019) vTime, the virtual reality (VR) sociable network that allows users to meet, chat, and share with people around the world, today becomes vTime XR - the world’s first cross-reality (XR) social experience - as it adds the ability to connect with friends through augmented reality (AR).
For the first time, users will be able to meet with others in a shared virtual space by using VR headsets or handheld smartphone AR. Cross platform and now cross-reality, vTime XR offers freedom of choice for both device and type of immersive experience through the option of AR, VR or 2D magic window mode. While VR users will be fully immersed in one of vTime XR’s detailed destinations, AR users will join in by placing a live 360-degree diorama of the destination on any real-world, flat surface. AR users can easily interact with others, change and scale their view of the destination, as well as having full access to vTime features such as avatar customization, image sharing, private messaging, and more.
Launching on iOS and Android today, AR mode will be available for all supported phones compatible with Apple’s ARKit and Google’s ARCore.
vTime Managing Director Clemens Wangerin said: “Creating the world's first cross reality social experience was such a unique opportunity for us that we couldn’t pass it up. AR provides vTime with another immersive platform for future innovations, and vTime XR marks the next step in providing our global community with market-leading and highly-engaging communication experiences, regardless of their technology of choice.”
The launch of vTime XR’s cross-reality capabilities comes with a fresh visual identity that includes a new logo for both the company and product, as well as an updated website and logo animation. The brand refresh and feature launch mark the start of an exciting new phase for vTime, setting the stage for further social VR and AR technologies currently in development.
vTime XR is free and available to download now for Android, iPhone, Google Cardboard, Oculus Go, Samsung Gear VR, Windows Mixed Reality, Daydream View, and Oculus Rift.
Find out more here: https://vtime.net
See AR Mode in action here: https://youtu.be/ixwk27NkAjQ
Watch our latest trailer here: https://youtu.be/a1krqwpe_E0
Founded in 2013, vTime is a leading AR and VR engagement company, developing immersive communication experiences across new realities. Its flagship product vTime XR, a cross-platform sociable network that allows anyone, anywhere to socialize in AR and VR, is used in over 190 countries with almost a million downloads since 2015. vTime secured Series A funding of $7.6M in 2018 to accelerate its multi-product roadmap. www.vtime.net