This might bring VR to a lot more people
Not only will this cut down on clutter, but it will also bring PC-based VR to more people. Right now, these devices are limited to people using computers that can support multiple connectors. By using the new VirtualLink standard, VR can be bright to smaller devices — like light notebooks, tablets and smaller laptops — given they have a USB-C port that can deliver power and data over a single cable. It’s a smart move, given the recent rise of mobile and affordable VR headsets from companies like Oculus. And it’ll be a lot more usable than the VR backpack PC’s of years gone by.
VirtualLink says this new standard will only apply to net-gen hardware, so if you’re in the market for a VR headset today, you’ll still need to deal with a few extra cables.