Valve , through an official press release, announced that it will make its virtual reality technologies available to third parties, without paying any royalty. However, companies interested in obtaining a license to approve their technologies will have to send their own representative to a field training, held by Synapse Product Development , which will cost a whopping $ 2,975 per participant. The training course will last 3 days and will start next month. This program focuses on the implementation of physical objects that the SteamVR can detect and monitor .
Through the official website you can read:
“Whether you’re building a VR golf club or an indoor quadcopter, 3D tracking is at the heart of our product. Developed at Valve, Steam VR Tracking is a hardware / software solution that allows your devices to know where they are in real time, inside a room. Now Valve is preparing to make Steam VR Tracking available to all companies, without paying for any license. It is critical to the future of the virtual reality ecosystem to make tracking technology open, in order to support the growth of a healthy portfolio of products that work together with HTC Vive . This is a great way to complement HTC Viveand further stimulate innovation in VR . We will also be offering training in Asian regions over the next few months to support the adoption of Steam VR Tracking . We are looking forward to seeing the world of tracking devices grow and expand ”.
We remind you that HTC Vive is a virtual reality device designed by Valve in collaboration with HTC released on the market last April. The viewer also includes a new technology called “room scale”: this transforms the environment that surrounds the user into a 3D space in which he can move almost freely. Have you already bought the new HTC viewer ?