Back in August 2015 it was revealed that Starship, a new UK-based developer working with virtual reality (VR) technology, is developing a new mobile VR social network named vTime. Headed to Samsung and Oculus VR’s Gear VR head-mounted display (HMD) as well as other mobile-based kits such as Google Cardboard, the experience will allow for friends to meet up online, talk and share VR content. Today, the first video and images of vTime have been revealed, and can be seen below.
The content gives us the first idea of what vTime will actually look like and how users can expect to interact with it. As revealed in the video, vTime will see friends gather in immersive environments and talk to each other, with a range of options to make conversations and meetings more flexible. Users might bring in another member through a video call, for example, or highlight data on a giant screen as seen in one of the images.
“vTime brings social VR to virtually everyone, from virtually anywhere on virtually any device,” Starship CEO Martin Kenwright said of the reveal. “We’ve taken complex technology and made it simple, beautiful and accessible. Just download the vTime app, put on your headset, and you’re vTiming.” vTime is expected to arrive on the Android operating system (OS) in November 2015. The experience is also expected to arrive on non-mobile HMDs such as the Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR, as seen in the trailer.
Starship is of course also working on CyberCook, a virtual recipe book of sorts that teaches users how to cook certain meals. Like vTime, the title is on its way to Gear VR, though a free sample has already been released in CyberCook Taster.
VRFocus will continue to follow vTime, CyberCook and Starship’s other work in VR, reporting back with the latest updates from the company.