Bigscreen simply launched its Avatar 2.0 replace.
Bigscreen is a social VR app designed round cowatching video content material remotely. It helps YouTube, Disney+, Amazon Prime, film leases, and its personal TV channels for reveals like Rick & Morty.
The brand new avatars now have necks and estimated arms (no present VR headset has built-in arm monitoring). Additionally they have a wider vary of pores and skin colours, physique varieties, hairstyles, gender-agnostic outfits, facial options, and extra accent choices.
Regardless of the brand new options, Bigscreen claims the brand new avatars are considerably higher optimized than the outdated ones. This could imply extra avatars will be rendered in the identical area with out impacting efficiency, which is particularly helpful for standalone headsets like Quest.
The corporate plans so as to add help for hand monitoring and eye monitoring later this 12 months for the brand new avatar system. Meta’s Horizon Dwelling already helps eye and face monitoring on Quest Professional and is getting YouTube cowatching in some unspecified time in the future. Some VRChat worlds additionally help cowatching movies, and the platform will natively help eye monitoring quickly too, together with on Quest Professional.
Bigscreen can be launching its personal SteamVR headset later this 12 months with 2.6K OLED microdisplays, referred to as Past, set to be the smallest and lightest VR headset ever offered.