htc-vive-hardware_18The virtual reality market looked like it was a bit messy. We’d have folks from Google doing their thing with Daydream, then we have the likes of HTC, Oculus, and Sony doing their own thing, and for a moment there was a bit of issue regarding platform exclusivity. However it seems that these companies have decided that maybe sticking together might be a better idea.

So much so that Acer Starbreeze, Google, HTC VIVE, Facebook’s Oculus, Samsung, and Sony Interactive Entertainment have announced that they will be working together and have formed a group called the Global Virtual Reality Association which basically sees these companies come together to set an industry standard.

According to the announcement of the group, “VR has the potential to be the next great computing platform, improving sectors ranging from education to healthcare, and contribute significantly to the global economy. Through research, international engagement, and the development of best practices, the founding companies of the Global Virtual Reality Association will work to unlock and maximize VR’s potential and ensure those gains are shared as broadly around the world as possible.”

This is a great idea because last thing developers would want is having to adhere to different standards in order to create for different platforms. For more information you can head on over to the GVRA’s website.

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