Wevr today unveiled Transport, a new VR content distribution platform that they hope will allow developers easier access to a broader market. To that, Wevr announced the results of an investment made by some big names in VR, amounting to the tune of $25M.
Wevr is a virtual reality community recently known for a number of high-quality VR experiences featured at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Collaborative content like Waves with Reggie Watts, Hard World for Small Things, and Irrational Exuberance have treated Wevr well, some springing from last year’s $1 millon OnWEVR grant program.
With today’s announcement of Transport, Wevr is firmly positioning itself a multi-headset content distribution platform as well.
Transport, currently in private beta, will host paid and free content across Google Cardboard, Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, Oculus VR, and the Web. If Wevr’s previous collaborations say anything about the quality of experiences to come, you’d be right to be excited.
Transport will be accessible from each device’s respective app stores (Google Play Store, Oculus store, Gear VR Store). Wevr asserts that Transport “will ultimately be the most effective way for VR filmmakers to showcase their work. Wevr’s goal with Transport is to provide frictionless publishing and content distribution across today’s popular headsets.”
To boot, Wevr also announced over $25M in investment has come from some pretty familiar names in the VR industry.
Investors include HTC, Samsung Ventures, Evolution Media Partners, Madison Wells Media (Gigi Pritzker/Clint Kisker), Orange Digital Ventures, Digital Garage (Joi Ito), AME Cloud Ventures (Jerry Yang), Boldstart Ventures, Scott McNealy and Ross Levinsohn.