The popular social virtual reality browser janusVR has suffered for a long time from its lack of inbuilt voice chat – but that’s all about to change with the inclusion on Voice over IP.
Voice over IP (VoIP) is a way of delivering voice communications over the Internet that allows in-game chat communication in JanusVR.
The Toronto based creator of the the metaverse engine, Dr. James McCrae, today confirmed via his Reddit account that VOIP chat was already ‘on his radar’, but due to the huge amount of interest people had shown he would ‘bump up the priority’
Inspired by the metaverse of Snow Crash, and named after Janus, the Roman God of passages, JanusVR is an online network of multi-dimensional spaces, interconnected by portals. Portals in JanusVR, like the God, have two faces that peer into the spaces they seamlessly link. The JanusVR experience draws you into this metaverse whether you are strapped to a headset or on the move with a tablet.
Initial testing of an integrated VOIP chat system is expected to begin in the next few weeks, you can keep up to date with the project on the official Twitter account here