High Fidelity Social VR Beta Released

by Joe Durbin • April 27th, 2016

“Shared VR is going to be a much bigger phenomena than even what we’ve experienced so far.”

This is how Philip Rosedale, founder of High Fidelity, began his address at SVVR 2016. High Fidelity is among a crop of companies including Altspace, VRChat, Second Life and others developing a shared VR platform. The goal of each is to unlock the potential of social VR experiences that bring together people who are wearing headsets in different parts of the world.

Rosedale showed off a brief demonstration of his company’s social VR platform with one person in a Rift and another in a Vive brought together to play a game of tic-tac-toe on a while board. Rosedale then made the announcement they’ve been building toward for three years: the High Fidelity beta is now officially open.

Download it now to get started with the platform.  The beta will be completely free and is currently open for anyone to get started.



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  • Robin Hart-Jones

    Shame it does not support Gearvr, Cardboard etc. like vTime does. It would have a much better chance of being accepted as the place to go. Even if those others could not allow the same level of detail or interaction, allowing phone based headset users to be present in even a simplified way would help. They might even allow PC, Non VR, users to have limited access just so all a person’s friends can meet.