NVIDIA demonstrated the first multi-user VR-system
Today's game for a virtual reality tend to suggest that playing will be one person in them. Timid steps made in the direction of multiplayer, but it is not as significant progress. For example, in the game Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes player VR-headset Demining bomb, and his friends read to him saporskie instructions. There are also multiplayer shooters like RIGS or coming Farpoint, but there are people playing on the web, but not in the same room. NVIDIA has apparently anticipating future trends, demonstrated its first VR-system designed just for a few people.
NVIDIA is one of the few companies that actively promotes the technology of virtual reality at the hardware level. The reason is clear: the more demanding will be sold VR-set, the more people will buy a powerful graphics card companies. One player - it is certainly good, but several - is much more difficult in terms of implementation. To a computer, in this case it will be necessary to connect multiple VR-devices, each of which not only requires a lot of free ports, but also a great computing power.
First a multi-user VR-station press the company showed at the exhibition GPU Technology Conference. The prototype system is a fairly large-sized box, inside of which four accelerator Nvidia Quadro P6000 were installed. As set system used four sets of HTC Vive. For the first time in one system were connected simultaneously just four members, acting within the walls of a small room.
Chief architect at NVIDIA Tom Kaye confident that the technology presented at the exhibition just endless possibilities. After all, so you can create a powerful new entertainment, employs several friends in a virtual environment. amusement parks and virtual arcade halls, adventure games, shooters, quests - all these no longer have to enjoy alone. Potentially you can even imagine that one day it will be possible to attend lectures at the university, just putting on a headset and having appeared at the virtual desks alongside their classmates.