XRSPACE has announced plans to launch a reimagined 5G Virtual Reality (VR) device and mass market social experience that will redefine the way people connect, socialize, play, and collaborate. Consumers will experience a metaverse, where the virtual and real-world blur to transform how people come together in a more personal, natural, and meaningful way, without the confines of physical boundaries. Instead of moving a cursor across a grid of icons to open applications as in today’s VR experiences, XRSPACE will offer a novel user interface where users are represented as a real-life looking avatar and navigate the virtual world to experiences of interest.
“XR will positively transform lives,” said Peter Chou, Founder, XRSPACE Corp. Ltd., “We are committed to driving this revolution in human communication, entertainment and productivity made possible with 5G technology. By re-designing the hardware and platform experiences that appeal to mass market consumers, we aim to accelerate the pace of adoption and enlarge the economy of the XR ecosystem.”
XRSPACE’s new offering will be distributed exclusively through global telecom operators and initially include a VR head mounted display (HMD) powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon Mobile VR Platform and innovative content spanning communication, social, education, media, shopping, and entertainment. The company and its forthcoming offering represent a key use case for 5G technology and has support from telecom operator giants including Deutsche Telekom and Orange.
“As the XR ecosystem continues its rapid evolution, Deutsche Telekom continues our long-time engagement in the space,” said Christian Stangier, Senior Vice President of Connected Devices, Deutsche Telekom, “5G edge computing technology will unleash innovation and deep immersive XR use cases for both consumer and enterprise. We’re excited to cooperate with leading players like XRSPACE, who will make use of this technology to redefine immersive entertainment in a people-centric way for work and for play.”
“Orange is delighted to see new, transformative 5G use cases like the one XRSPACE offers,” said Yves Maitre, Executive Vice President, Connected Objects and Partnerships at Orange. “5G will deliver a significant boost to the virtual reality world through its low-latency attributes and Orange is fully committed to delivering an outstanding experience to our customers in co- operation with ecosystem partners.”
In collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, on the VR head mounted display (HMD) and 5G technology, XRSPACE intends for both users and content developers to contribute to the platform experience, allowing them to expand and evolve the shared virtual world.
“XR is the next mobile computing and social interaction platform. At Qualcomm Technologies, we’re proud to enable the ecosystem and power the innovation and technology shaping the future of how we all connect alongside XRSPACE,” said Hugo Swart, Head of XR, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Whether it be for work or play, we’re committed to helping create meaningful connections to transform industries and enrich lives as we drive technology advancement.”
XRSPACE intends to create communication experiences for all consumers, not just for the technologically savvy, gamers, or early adopters, with a VR platform where everyday life happens. They plan to reveal more information at their first developer conference in the second half of this 2019, and welcome interested telecom operators and developers to contact them directly for more information.