AR glasses manufacturer Nreal announces AR cloud gaming ‘Steam on Nreal' feature and AR Jam competition
Nreal, the company behind AR glasses Nreal Light and the newly-released Nreal Air, has announced a new feature that enables gamers to stream PC games on these AR devices. Named Steam on Nreal, the feature enables gamers to stream Steam games from their PC to Nreal's AR glasses. As it is currently in beta stage, Steam on Nreal is not optimized for all Steam games, but titles like DiRT Rally and the entire Halo series are supported.
"We are excited to be the first to bring Steam into AR," said Peng Jin, co-founder of Nreal. "The beta release is meant to give people a glimpse into what is possible. After all, AAA games should be played on a 200" HD screen and they should be played free of location restrictions."
This is not Nreal's first foray into AR cloud gaming as owners of their devices already have access to Xbox Cloud Gaming through browser access inside Nebula, Nreal's 3D AR launcher.
In addition to the Steam on Nreal launch, the company also announced that they will be hosting an AR Jam starting June 20th. With more than $100,000 in cash prizes, the month-long competition aims to attract developers for creating applications in the following categories: at-home fitness; art; games; video, for taking advantage of Nebula’s multi-screen functionality; and Port, for converting existing apps into an AR environment. There are also three bonus categories: Multiplayer/Social/Networks; NFT Galleries; and Students.
Winners in each category will be awarded cash prizes, with the first places winning US$10k. Some creative entries will also win cash prizes while honorable mentions will be provided with a free Nreal Light Dev kit. Details of the AR Jam can be found at developer.nreal.ai.
Are there any apps you'd like to see on AR glasses or would you like to play your Steam library on such devices?
SOURCE: GBAtemp Inbox