Build a virtual world for VR
In 2012, the first generation of consumer-grade VR hardware came to life with Oculus's Kickstarter campaign, which raised $2.5 million, and subsequently sold to Facebook in 601 days after that. High Fidelity's mission has always been to build the next generation of virtual worlds — so we started building "the internet for VR."
Read the company's official launch annoucement in the blog post from April 2013.
This was our first logo!
Designing Spatialized Audio
From the beginning we have focused on creating an audio experience to make it engaging and immersive for people to use. We continue to build on our patented technology today.
Read more about our design thinking here.
Bringing Avatars to Life
Our first attempt to bring avatars to life involved capturing data on movement, facial, and gaze information from as many channels or devices as we can and streaming this data, along with very high quality audio, at low latency and high FPS.
Read more about our early prototypes.