Apple is lastly getting severe about VR on its Mac platform, saying that it’s working with Valve to convey SteamVR to Mac.
Apple’s executives hinted that extra bulletins could be coming associated to VR throughout its developer convention, together with VR workflows so creators could make VR content material with the Mac.
There are numerous VR builders on the market who had moved to Microsoft-powered machines to dive deep into VR development, and right now’s bulletins ought to present main incentive to dive again into the Apple ecosystem. Early on the Rift development equipment supported Mac, but it surely turned clear Apple computer systems weren’t optimized with graphics cards that might drive high-quality VR and VR assist primarily stalled. That appears to be altering although as Apple begins supporting increased finish graphics cards in addition to exterior graphics processors.
A blog post from HTC supplied some detail concerning the demonstration of the HTC Vive powered by a MacBook:
Via a newly announced exterior GPU, builders and content material creators will be capable of use a beta of SteamVR and the brand new MacOS, Excessive Sierra, to entry the inventive power of Vive with their MacBooks…
On stage throughout WWDC, Apple demonstrated their dedication to VR utilizing a Vive with ILM and Unity. They showcased high-end VR for the primary time operating on a Macbook in entrance of hundreds of builders.
Updates to return.