Virtual reality metaverse project JanusVR has just announced it has received an initial funding deal and joined the Boost.VC accelerator program, with the developer James McCrae moving from Toronto to San Mateo, California to take up a 3 month residency.
The announcement comes after a big week for the project, with a new ‘ad’, a revamped and upgraded lobby, an article in the Huffington Post, and the release of version 43 which resolves a long running memory crash issue.
Highlights of the JanusVR 43 update include:
- New memory management
- Smoother video playback and stability. There is a slider in the menu under development that lets you choose an upper bound on the amount of memory Janus allocates for textures and geometry. Memory usage is also shown in the escape menu. Rooms which are two away are now deallocated automatically. When textures/geometry exceed the maximum, they are also deallocated, in order of when they were created.
- A new JanusVR lobby. Not only does it look fantastic, it also organizes things in a much better way.