Can the Future of VR Effect More Than Gaming?
Today, HTC has opened its virtual reality store called Viveport. Steam has been hosting virtual games for quiet some time, but this makes the big statement that virtual reality headsets have other uses besides gaming.
Virtual Reality is fairly old news, but in my opinion we are going to keep hearing about new ways to use the technology. I have been keeping up with the Oculus Rift for some time, but it is when I first heard of the Vive, and saw the demonstration of Google’s Tilt Brush, that my mind was completely blown. I got this real urge of excitement about new technology that I haven’t felt in some time. Not only was this an interactive world, but it is one that you can alter, and you can alter it in ways that can’t be done in reality.
Obviously as a gamer, I am excited about some of the possibilities in the gaming world, but the above video just blows my mind. Just watching some of my favorite Youtubers mess around with the program can keep me glued to the screen for several hours.
Unfortunately this tech is a little on the expensive side, requires free space in you home/office, and also requires, at the minimum, an entry level gaming system to run. I’m good on the gaming system, but the other requirements are working against me. Like most tech, I see the cost of this type of product going down.
One thing that is fantastic: Developers are also really excited about this technology, so tons of apps are available and are being created. I can’t wait to see what comes next.