OSVR's latest announcement adds new partners to the ever-growing list of supporters, but more importantly, anyone can now look at the building blocks of OSVR. Through the OSVR Developer Portal, developers can take a look at some of the tools that make OSVR work as well as plugins for other software.
The links contain advanced programming language, which could be intimidating, but there's enough content for current and aspiring developers to get started on building their own software to work with OSVR and its many partners, which include Unity, Unreal and Oculus. Listed below are the resources found at the OSVR Developer Portal.
OSVR's Academia Program continues to grow. Last month, 28 universities from 10 countries joined the program, which aims to bring OSVR to the classroom to see how it could help with education. Today, seven more schools joined the Academia Program. The list below contains schools from Denmark, Ireland, and the United States.
Aalborg University, DenmarkUniversity College Cork, IrelandClemson University, United StatesColumbia University, United StatesOklahoma State University, United StatesUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore County, United StatesWorcester Polytechnic Institute, United States
On the developer side, the 12 new supporters listed below have a diverse offering of applications for OSVR such as tourism, photography, and even porn. Needless to say, the VirtualRealPorn partnership is sure to excite a few users looking for a more hands-on approach with VR.
3rd PlanetAbout Face VRAurora GamingAvnetCSRVKinoki360Media VenturesSparc InteractiveTwoBigEarsVertigo GamesVirtualRealPornZeroLatencyVR
Razer plans to begin shipping OSVR in June, and the growing list of supporters is beginning to fill the worrying hole of content for the VR industry. This latest news from OSVR is another indication that the open-source approach is working, and we might have more than enough VR content when OSVR finally hits the market.