Leung (blue shirt) and Ng are using the phone’s WiFi so wires won’t get in the way of gaming. — Clovr An ambitious project on Kickstarter aims to convert any PC game into VR by using your phone.

Gaming startup Clovr is now on crowd sourcing platform Kickstarter to raise funds to build a mobile app that will turn any PC game into VR (virtual reality). The company, based in Kuala Lumpur, said users will be able to view the game in VR through their phones so they don’t have to invest heavily in hardware and only ­needed a headset to mount the phone.

“Whatever game your PC is capable of running, Clovr is able to turn into VR,” it posted on the site. There will be no wires as the stereoscopic image will be transmitted to the phone via WiFi.

It also utilises the smartphone’s built-in gyroscope for head tracking and 3DOF (three degrees of freedom), allowing users to ­perform three types of rotations – pitch, yaw & roll. “VR gaming is all about experiencing the game in a lifelike manner, and a bunch of cables would only get in the way.

Using WiFi, Clovr transmits VR content to your phone, allowing you to freely roam while gaming in VR,” it posted. While it would work with any PC game, the team found that it worked best for first-person shooters and role-playing games. Read more from thestar.com.my…

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