Kronos Group Announces OpenXR Standard for VR Initiative

Published by , March 6, 2017 1:01 pm

(AndroidHeadlines) US-based non-profit consortium Khronos Group has revealed the name of its Virtual Reality Initiative announced in December 2016. The proposed standard will be called OpenXR, and the idea behind the open consortium is to allow VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality) hardware and software developers to work together and steer these industries into an open, standardized future.
Khronos Group is the same consortium responsible for standards like OpenGL, as well as the creation of the new Vulkan API which continues to be adopted by an increasing number of game studios. With the rise of virtual reality technologies and an increasing number of hardware developers, Khronos Group began working together with various leaders in the VR industry in order to create an open standard for VR and AR applications and devices. The standard has been named OpenXR, and the project is backed by big industry names including AMD, Intel, Qualcomm, NVIDIA, ARM, MediaTek, Google, Samsung, LG, Oculus, Razer, Valve, and Sony Interactive Entertainment just to name a few.

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