HTC tests cloud VR through partnership

According to Engadget, HTC has partnered with Bejing Cyber Cloud and Dalian Television to test the first cloud VR service in Dalian, China.

The headset will be connected by a 60Mbps broadband connection, providing access to VR content from Viveport, HTC’s VR platform.

In a bid to improve overall user experience, sorting VR content in the cloud means consumers will no longer need to wait for downloads or use PCs.

The new system addresses VR headset adoption, although high-end VR devices like the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift still need to be powered by a compatible PC.

Written by Leah Alger