Virtual Desktop for VR Brings Your PC to Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and So On
With Virtual Reality HMDs starting to ship, and preorders going up so much that all retailers have run out of stock, it is evident that the likes of Oculus Rift and HTC Vive are going to be a lot more relevant to our lives here on. However, solutions like Virtual Desktop for VR are still needed to make them more accessible and less of a hurdle in everyday lives.
Virtual Desktop for VR is basically a program that will port the entire PC of yours inside your HMD. This means you will get a virtual screen replicating your PC’s desktop allowing you to use it to the fullest without having to take off the head mounted device.
You can watch movies, browse the internet, scroll through photos, play games, watch 360 degree videos and almost everything else your PC offers. Here’s a taste of how it will feel using the Virtual Desktop for VR:
In fact, this goes one step ahead of the capabilities of a usual PC and display by allowing you to choose the screen size and distance of your choice. Imagine having a 100″ virtual screen to play your favorite PC games on or watching movies.
When I say it allows you to do almost everything just the way you would outside of the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive, that almost is there because when you are wearing a VR headset, you do not get to see where your keyboard and mouse are.
If you have preordered Oculus Rift from the first wave, you will get the Virtual Desktop for VR program – rest of the users get it later.