Envelop VR want to pull your every day computing environment into the virtual realm as the company launch their first closed beta for what they describe as “an immersive computing platform that brings the best out of your PC while in Virtual Reality.”
Existing computing setups, one similar to that you may very well be reading this article on, are fundamentally limited by physicality – namely hardware. The numbers of applications you can view and interact with is limited by the size and number of screens you at your disposal.
Envelop VR is an “immersive computing platform” for Microsoft Windows that’s aiming to not only do away with those monitor limitations, bringing your desktop PC experience into an expansive realm (something apps like Virtual Desktop are already tackling), but also to enhance the functionality of those applications to make the most of VR via a “powerful SDK that will allow you to extend your games and applications into VR.”
Envelop VR which has, up until now, been running largely in stealth mode, is gearing up to unleash it’s new platform on the world as it gears up a closed beta program, for which you can apply right now.
That’s about all we can share though, as public information on precisely what the system looks like or how it works is somewhat limited. We’re left merely with a solitary image released to the company’s Facebook page which shows visualised windows, complete with oversized controls and, perhaps crucially, a real world view of a keyboard – handy for blind typing whilst immersed.
Road to VR does have hands on the the Envelop VR closed beta however, so we’ll let you know it’s like think once reporting restrictions have been lifted.