Today immersive media company Matterport announced the launch of CoreVR. The service is an add-on to their existing platform that automatically converts any 3D model of a real-world place on its website into a virtual reality experience.
The company calls this option a major leap forward for the virtual reality content ecosystem, explaining that CoreVR offers a fast, easy, and inexpensive end-to-end system for delivering a VR experience of a real-world place. Matterport says CoreVR immediately turns their online service into the “world’s largest library of VR experiences of real-world places.”
As part of the launch, Matterport is converting 250,000 spaces to VR for free. For any real-world space captured before the end of 2016, the option will also be free. After the beginning of 2016, a CoreVR conversion will cost $19.
As Bill Brown, CEO of Matterport explained in a statement, “Like any new platform, VR needs content to grow, and with the new CoreVR option, Matterport delivers a huge library of real-world VR content and the most effective and scalable option to allow anyone to create a VR experience of a space. Matterport is excited to bring this capability to its thousands of camera owners and to millions of consumers visiting Matterport Spaces. We believe in the power of VR to help us achieve our vision of giving people the power to experience any place at any time.”