Truly wireless VR is something that we’ve been wishing for for a long, long time. TPCast first announced it’s wireless option at the end of last year, but other competitors have been slow to actually get their own implementation on the market. There is still a long way to go before this technology has matured enough for consumers to run around their room wire-free on the daily, but it seems like AMD is looking to make this happen sooner rather than later, and has just acquired IP and employees of Texas startup Nitero.
Nitero says they can deliver low-latency high performance data transfer in room-scale VR sessions, meaning you shouldn’t have to worry about any lag or stutter while playing your favorite game on the headset of your choosing. AMD is looking to use the company’s technology to get virtual reality off the ground a bit faster than it is already, as its GPU business has been benefiting strongly from the technology.
While we don’t know if AMD is planning on leaving the technology under Nitero’s name or building a product themselves, it will be exciting to see some major advancements in the space over the next couple of years.
What do you think about the acquisition? Is AMD the company that will bring wireless VR to the masses?
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