Khronos Group releases OpenXR 1.0 specification
A new OpenXR 1.0 specification will help virtual and augmented reality code work across platforms.
What you need to know
- The new OpenXR 1.0 specification will help virtual and augmented reality work well across platforms.
- OpenXR is supported by several large companies in the VR and AR industries.
- Microsoft added OpenXR support to Windows Mixed Reality last week.
The Khronos Group released a new specification for OpenXR. The OpenXR 1.0 specification helps unify standards for augmented and virtual reality, which are referred to collectively as XR. The specification can be found at Github.
OpenXR is a standard set in place to ensure that developers can use code across multiple XR platforms. Several large companies, including Oculus, SteamVR, HTC, and Microsoft, have worked to support OpenXR. Last week, Microsoft added OpenXR support to Windows Mixed Reality devices.
The Khronos post announcing the release outlined how this specification will help XR going forward (via MSPU).
Don Box, a Technical Fellow at Microsoft, joined other large players in the XR industry in stating the importance of open technologies.
While virtual and augmented reality are not new, they are still in relatively early stages when compared to other technologies. Having open standards to improve cross-platform support and future compatibility will help XR grow in the future.
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