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Social VR App VTime Embraces Augmented Reality To Become VTime XR

February 20, 2019 / Peter Graham

When it comes to social virtual reality (VR) apps one of the most successful has been vTime which initially debuted on Samsung Gear VR back in 2015. The company has just announced its latest update, adding augmented reality (AR) to the experience to make it cross-reality, whilst seeing a name change to vTime XR. The addition of AR into the vTime XR system means that for the first time people using VR headsets or smartphones can now connect in one virtual space. vTime XR users now have the freedom to choose the option of AR, VR or 2D magic window mode.Just as before, VR users will be fully immersed in one of vTime XR’s destinations featuring DTS:X Game Audio support, while AR users will join in by placing a live 360-degree diorama of the destination on any real-world, flat surface. Via their phone display, AR users can interact with their friends and family, and change and scale their view of the destination. They will also have full access to vTime standard features such as avata...