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1. (WO2018063957) METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR VIRTUAL REALITY STREAMING AND REPLAY OF COMPUTER VIDEO GAMES

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/063957    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/053162
Publication Date: Fri Apr 06 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Sep 26 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: A63F 13/213
A63F 13/32
A63F 13/44
A63F 13/497
G06T 19/00
H04N 5/77
Applicants: SILVER VR TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Inventors: LONG, Jieyi
LIU, Mitchell, C.
Title: METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR VIRTUAL REALITY STREAMING AND REPLAY OF COMPUTER VIDEO GAMES
Abstract:
Methods and systems for generating spherical game videos for virtual reality (VR) streaming and replay are disclosed. The method, when executed by a processor, comprises first recording game environment around a virtual camera array inserted into a source computer game that lacks spherical video output, using a first subset of virtual cameras within the virtual camera array. Next, receiving game metadata of a source game play of the source game, configuring a local game play according to the received game metadata, recording a video of the local game play using a second subset of virtual cameras, wherein the second subset of virtual cameras is not equal to the first subset of virtual cameras, and generating a spherical video from the recorded game environment and the recorded local game play. The present invention aids the mass adoption of VR technology by easily generating VR content from existing computer games.