Apple Embraces VR at WWDC 17

Apple has finally revealed that they are embracing virtual reality.

The company took the stage at their annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) to show off a bunch of new software and hardware. Apple unveiled iOS 11, new Macbook and iMac models, and their new MacOS, High Sierra. However, relating to games, Apple also revealed that they are ready to embrace VR. Through a brand new external GPU, content creators will be able to use SteamVR with High Sierra to use Vive on their Macs.

Apple demonstrated, on-stage, VR running on a Macbook. Using an HTC Vive, the company played around with ILM and Unreal, marking the first time VR has ever been shown publicly running on MacOS. The ILM demo was from Star Wars set on the planet of Mustafar. Utilizing the power of Unreal Engine and Metal 2, the demo showcased lighting, models, and putting together a scene with Darth Vader. At this point, it is unknown if Oculus Rift will work on MacOS.

You will need an HTC Vive and a compatible Mac to run VR on an Apple product.