REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 1, 2016) - AltspaceVR today announced full support for Oculus Rift, providing the most advanced social VR experience for one of the most anticipated products in the virtual reality (VR) industry. AltspaceVR software with Rift support can be downloaded now at no cost from Steam, the largest digital distribution platform for PC gaming, or directly from AltspaceVR.

"We've been shipping on Facebook's hardware since weeks after the DK2 launched, and we're delighted to continue that tradition today in launching AltspaceVR on Rift," said Eric Romo, founder and CEO of AltspaceVR. "With its integrated microphone and headphones, the fantastic Rift hardware makes connecting with your friends in AltspaceVR even better."

Starting in summer 2014, users with the earlier Oculus Rift DK2 model were among the first to explore social VR in AltspaceVR. Since then, AltspaceVR has been leading the development of VR as a communication medium, bringing users together where they can directly interact in shared virtual spaces. With AltspaceVR, Oculus Rift owners can now attend live music, comedy or art shows, or watch streaming video such as YouTube, Twitch or Periscope, or play tabletop games such as Dungeons and Dragons or Boss Monster in VR.

Oculus Rift users can move freely around and between environments with their friends in AltspaceVR. They can talk, gesture and interact in the most natural way possible online while enjoying the greatest variety of activities and events available in social VR.

AltspaceVR is cross-platform, allowing users to connect seamlessly with one another in VR even if they are on different platforms, In addition to the Oculus Rift and the Oculus Rift DK2, AltspaceVR supports the HTC Vive and Samsung Gear VR. AltspaceVR also supports Leap Motion and Kinect for Windows.

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About AltspaceVR
AltspaceVR is a virtual reality software company building a new communication platform. It is now used by people in over 50 countries to share a variety of experiences and interact in the most natural and fulfilling way possible online.

Founded in 2013, investors include Tencent, Dolby Family Ventures, Raine Ventures, Lux Capital, Western Technology Investments, Maven Ventures, Promus Ventures, Streamlined Ventures, Rothenberg Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Formation 8, Google Ventures, Foundation Capital, SV Angel, Haystack Fund, and Startcaps.

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Rebecca Buttle Peri
Highwire PR for AltspaceVR
(415) 943-4174 x 36