AMD has just announced Liquid VR, a software development kit that is aimed to make virtual reality easier for everyone. These include making it easier for different VR headsets to work with various devices. GDC 2015 is seeing a lot of virtual reality-related unveilings, from Sony’s VR headset Project Morpheus to Valve’s ‘Lighthouse’ VR Tech, which is a rather interesting trend.
Other than making virtual reality a whole lot easier for both developers and users, Liquid VR is also about making virtual reality as seamless as possible by reducing latency. Latency, in this case, is the amount of time it takes for the virtual world to reflect your head movement. According to AMD, this one of the areas that Liquid VR will be tackling.
While Liquid VR is mainly focused on gaming, AMD is also looking at how it can be used in education, training and simulation. Needless to say, the company is taking the virtual reality business seriously. If AMD can help push virtual reality further in areas other than gaming, it can only be beneficial to us consumers.
AMD’s first version of Liquid VR is currently available only to select developers. With so many companies investing into virtual reality, we might just see it become mainstream sometime in the future, which is probably not that far away now.