The Ars Electronica Futurelab is focussed on developing VR systems based on affordable and readily available technology.

One major research effort has been the development of a PC based CAVE system, to replace the currently commercially available CAVE systems that require million dollar plus supercomputers, without loosing any of the advantages or performance of the high end system.

This initiative has been based upon a desire to make CAVE systems more available and affordable, whilst ensuring that content created for earlier CAVEs remains compatible