The world of virtual reality (VR) collaboration has seen rapid growth over the past few years, with some companies taking a broad approach whilst others focus on more specific industries. Today, collaboration platform The Wild has announced the acquisition of Prospect, IrisVR’s flagship product for the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry.
They’re both in the same field of enterprise collaboration so this acquisition should make them a powerhouse when it comes to companies looking for an immersive solution for teams to work and design together. Prospect integrates with Revit, Rhino, Navisworks, SketchUp, and other 3D tools. It supports HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest, and Windows Mixed Reality headsets.
The deal will see The Wild becoming the core product, integrating Prospect’s range of features. IrisVR’s customers already using Prospect don’t need to change anything, the software will continue to function the same as before. The Wild’s customer base will now include Perkins + Will, KPF, Interior Architects and Leo A Daly (architecture), PAE Engineers, Thornton Tomasetti, Black & Veatch (engineering), Mortenson, Gilbane (construction), and more.
“VR is entering a new chapter with lighter, more accessible hardware and customers that are beginning to deploy enterprise VR at scale,” said Shane Scranton, CEO & Cofounder of IrisVR in a statement. “By joining forces with The Wild, our products will continue to help teams catch errors earlier and make decisions faster, while also building towards a future of deeper integrations and broader hardware support within The Wild’s ecosystem.”
“With remote work becoming common for AEC professionals, we have a unique opportunity to redefine and improve the workplace through immersive collaboration,” adds Gabe Paez, Founder & CEO of The Wild. “We intend to dramatically expand what is possible in The Wild and joining forces with IrisVR is a huge leap forward to empower more teams to experience their work together in virtual reality.”
VRFocus will continue its coverage of The Wild and its latest updates, reporting back with further announcements.