Can Raspberry Pi be programmed for virtual reality?

Can Raspberry Pi be programmed for virtual reality?

The developers are enthusiastic for keen programmers to code their very own VR.

Yes. You should be able to plug a Raspberry Pi into any VR headset that features an HDMI input. That’s all you’d need to run VR programmes on the affordable mini-computer. That said, Raspberry Pi tells me that they are still some distance from being able to give people the opportunity to work on programming their own VR environments, but that’s a software tool issue rather than a hardware issue. For this to happen, ideally a VR headset manufacturer would need to release their developer tools to Raspberry Pi, who tell me they would be delighted to hear from them!

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