YES! Spatial, the leading VR/AR collaboration platform that allows people to work over distance as if in the same room, today [May 13th, 2020] announced that in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, it’s opening up unlimited access to its premium services to everyone free of charge, for the coming months.
In addition, to access via major headsets, Spatial can now be used by the masses via a web version on your desktop or iPhone/Android, allowing anyone to enter a Spatial AR/VR meeting by simply clicking on a meeting link - no downloads required. The company is also announcing a much-improved experience and general availability of Spatial on the leading all-in-one VR headset today, Oculus Quest, previously only available in private beta.
The decision follows a 1,000 percent increase in broad-based interest from organizations trying to feel connected and productive while self-isolating. From today, users can sign up for free through the Spatial website.
New features that support a simple and seamless experience, include:
- Access on any device - Users can access a meeting from the web, with one simple click. Start collaborating in a live 3D workspace and contribute by uploading and accessing 2D and 3D files - no download or headset required. Unified UI on web and headset for streamlined cross-platform experience.
- Usability for first time users - Tutorial room that helps people get up to speed with the basics of AR/VR collaboration and gestures; simplified menu redesign focusing on discoverability and ease of use for new users.
- Seamless sharing - Share any Spatial room with teammates or clients via a link, where you control accessibility options.
To sign up for Spatial Free, go to Spatial.io, click sign up, and follow the instructions on how to download for your headset, or join directly from your desktop or smartphone.