Varjo, maker of professional-grade VR/XR hardware and software, announced support for Unity and Unreal Engine projects for its Varjo Reality Cloud platform. This ready-to-use enterprise software as a service (SaaS), allows real-time VR/XR cloud streaming capabilities, anywhere and at any time to supported devices for professional users.
Earlier this year, Varjo Reality Cloud streaming for human-eye resolution VR/XR content became available, along with support for Autodesk VRED, and now, there is added support for highly demanding applications powered by Unity and Unreal Engine. The rapid pace of development for Varjo Reality Cloud is a validation of the company’s commitment to becoming a metaverse service provider and offering the highest-performing immersive streaming available on the market.
Varjo Reality Cloud drastically simplifies VR and XR software use, and the hardware and IT infrastructure required to run it, empowering professionals of all skill levels to engage, collaborate and take part in 3D projects that would not have been possible before. The enterprise SaaS solution offers support for advanced mixed reality experiences, foveated rendering, and human-eye resolution visual fidelity streaming, all features that are exclusive to Varjo.
“Varjo has cracked the code for VR/XR immersive streaming. No other industry players have accomplished cloud streaming with multiple software and devices like Varjo Reality Cloud,” said Urho Konttori, co-founder and CTO of Varjo. “We make it easy for companies to jumpstart their industrial metaverse strategy, and we are excited to extend Varjo Reality Cloud to the developer community with the addition of Unity and Unreal Engine.”
Unity and Unreal Engine are two of the most prominent engines used for software development today and are considered baseline tools for anyone designing in 3D. Now, creators, developers, and architects across gaming, entertainment, healthcare, and more, can stream the highest-fidelity XR/VR content made from these engines from Varjo Reality Cloud. Platform advantages include the ability for individuals to easily share these VR/XR experiences across teams and devices, and scale exponentially across organizations which enables intuitive VR/XR use for more roles, locations, and hardware than ever before.
Varjo Reality Cloud is designed to meet the evolving device and software needs of all industries and professions, and replicate the simplicity of online conferencing tools. In early 2023, participants can join Varjo Reality Cloud sessions beyond its own portfolio of headsets to enable any user to stream powerful applications across popular iOS (mobile app) and Windows (desktop) devices and other PC-powered VR headsets. In the future, Varjo will support untethered VR/AR headsets and specialty manufacturers for mobile and PC devices.
Varjo Reality Cloud with cloud streaming support for Unity and Unreal Engine is available at $299 USD per month, per user. Additionally, with the purchase of a Varjo Aero, there will be a three-month Varjo Reality Cloud bundle for $2,690 USD.
What early access customers have said about Varjo Reality Cloud
“Varjo Reality Cloud is an absolute breakthrough for building a photorealistic and seamless open-world experience like Cornerstone. The human-eye resolution VR streaming experience enabled by Varjo is the perfect match with our graphically ambitious Unreal Engine projects. Thanks to Varjo’s pioneering work with cloud technology, now anyone can empower themselves to stream visually jaw-dropping Unreal experiences at a never-before-seen scale.” – Tomi Laitila, Head of Operations at Cornerstone, ZOAN
“Giving users a true sense of presence in 3D environments is a key factor in the foundation of the metaverse. At HoloLab, we take pride in creating high-quality 3D content with Unity and Unreal Engine. With Varjo Reality Cloud, we can now effortlessly manage and share the immersive content we create, with full confidence that it will be shown at its best. Now, we know that those viewing our content, internally and externally, will be able to experience it with perfect clarity, even whilst running on regular laptops.” – Tomoyo Hirayama, Project Manager, HoloLab Inc.
“Varjo Reality Cloud is clearly the future of immersive content. We previously thought we’d have to wait 5-6 years to establish a photorealistic metaverse, but Varjo Reality Cloud can make this possible already today. Varjo’s high streaming quality allows for even the most graphically intensive experiences to be shown as the creators intended, without noticeable latency, in real-time. Human-eye resolution for immersive VR/XR streaming is an absolute game changer.” – Ryunosuke Tsukidate, xR/CGI/VFX Producer, Next-gen Renderer Project Manager, Information Services Internationals-Dentsu (ISID)
Varjo (pronounced var-yo) makes revolutionary VR/XR hardware and software that together allow you to see and experience virtual and augmented content just as clearly as you see the analog world around us. Our virtual and mixed reality headsets take you to another level of performance and emotional immersion – recreating the exact feeling and conditions of real life, allowing you to perform better and learn faster.