Envelop, a virtual reality desktop environment is now available for download as a public beta. For those lucky few users who own either an HTC Vive or an Oculus Rift, you can now download the public beta and start exploring your desktop in an immersive 360 view. Envelop can run any number of existing Windows applications in a virtual environment, allowing you to control both the window size and location in 3D space.
“Envelop for Windows is our first idea of what immersive computing might look like,” says Bob Berry, CEO and cofounder of Envelop. “We have a vision of where it’s going, but we need to get there incrementally. We can’t just go off and build cyberspace or build the metaverse from the ground up. I think we need to have a way to use our computer in VR and AR, and Envelop for Windows right now is the best way to do that.”
Envelop will also be releasing a SDK that will enable developers to bring legacy 2D applications, websites, 3D games, and apps into the immersive computing platform, allowing the company to create a large VR ecosystem. You can download the public beta here.