VR SDK Startup, Quark, to Debut Wireless Vive Prototype This Fall

Quark VR was one of the first companies to make a VR SDK, and now they will be bringing their technologies to the HTC Vive. Not only that, but they’ll be working to make the device wireless.

For those who do not know, an SDK (Software Development Kit) is essentially a set of tools that developers can use to make games and applications. Quark has made SDKs for other headsets in the past, but now they are working directly with Valve.

Their main goal is to get the HTC Vive headset to use WiFi instead of cables to connect to its PC. While this is a huge effort, Valve and Quark are apparently working hand in hand to get it going. “Getting the experience to feel seamless through Wi-Fi, keeping in mind the inevitable connection delay, was a huge challenge, but we’re getting extremely close to being able to show it in action,” said Quark’s co-founder, Georgi Georgiev.

With the HTC Vive being the most physically involved VR headset, it seems obvious why the company would want to go wireless. Cables can be cumbersome when you are playing regular video games, and with a VR headset where you are standing up and moving around, it’s scary to know there’s the chance of tripping over them.