Superscape, a virtual reality software developer, is now offering a free browser for DOS and Windows users.
Superscape Visualiser users will be able to download virtual worlds from the home page and move through them. These worlds include a puzzle cube, a dam, a gas station, and a shopping mall. According to company officials, once you download a specific world, you can move about in real time, listen to sounds, and move objects around.
The Palo Alto, California-based company is giving away the browser technology in hopes of establishing Superscape as a low-cost easy-to-use public virtual reality standard. Once the Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML) becomes widespread, interest in virtual reality is expected to skyrocket. Until now, virtual reality technology has been limited mostly to chat applications.