VirtualLink technology, which provides a connection solution for virtual reality helmets, has come to an end. Launched with enthusiasm, this technology is now shelved.
It’s time to say goodbye to VirtualLink technology
VR technology has entered our lives very quickly with the game industry. However, VR has started to be at the center of our lives by being used in different areas from production to service.
VirtualLink, which provides a significant convenience in attaching VR helmets to computers via power or HDMI cable, did not see the expected demand. The introduction of wireless helmets and Android-based connectivity have virtually eliminated the need for VirtualLink.
In fact, in the community established in partnership with giants such as NVIDIA, AMD, HTC Vive, Oculus VR, Valve, and Microsoft, it was planned to connect power and data via a single USB Type-C cable. However, rapid advances in technology have eliminated the need for VirtualLink. For this reason, manufacturers are now ending VirtualLink support for virtual reality helmets. The end of VirtualLink support in the GeForce RTX 3000 series shows that certain steps have now been taken in this regard.