It seems that we are witnessing the creation of one of the largest VR communities in the history of technology.
When it comes to cross-platform social virtual reality (VR), Bigscreen Beta covers most platforms. The application that once allowed PC users to see their monitor in VR has grown enormously, supporting HTC Vive, Valve Index, Windows Mixed Reality, Oculus Rift, Oculus Go, Oculus Quest and Samsung GearVR. But one important headset is missing from this list – the PlayStation VR. However, it seems that this outrageous factor may change in the near future.
On Twitter, Bigscreen confirmed that he is working on a version for PlayStation VR, planning to release either at the end of 2019 or at the beginning of 2020. When the application arrives, it should
link all the main headsets, and the PlayStation VR version will hopefully have the same social features as the other versions. PlayStation VR support was previously mentioned back in 2017 and was scheduled for 2018, but this plan was never implemented.
This happened, most likely due to the features of Bigscreen Beta at that time. As already mentioned, Bigscreen Beta was primarily aimed at streaming a remote desktop, having the ability to take what was on your desktop PC and view it in VR, usually on a big screen. This allows users to watch movies or play computer video games in a virtual cinema or by the fire, with the opportunity to invite friends in virtual space.
However, all this has changed this month with the development of Bigscreen TV, which provides users with more than 50+ channels to choose from. This was done so that they could watch movies, news, anime, sports and much more, with each channel being placed in social rooms for groups of eight people. Thanks to Bigscreen TV, having an app on the PlayStation VR makes a lot more sense because the owners will be able to watch a lot of shows, as well as PC VR owners and stand-alone headsets.
Bigscreen TV is not only fixed streaming channels, the service also offers live streaming of events.
It is also important to note that Bigscreen Beta is completely free for all supported headsets.
As more information becomes available, VRcue will inform you about this.