Virtual Reality- The Past, Present and Future
Anyone else excited for virtual reality to become mainstream? All predictions for 2016 show that virtual reality is set to take off! Among the industry buzz is the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive that have many setting their sights on trying the new virtual spaces (put me on the Oculus Rift pre-order list, please!). While the whole idea of virtual reality has been tossed around for the past 20 years or so, it’s never been able to really take off, until now that is.
Sure the Rift has been demoed at trade shows for the past few years, but it looks like 2016 is the year for it to become available to the masses (at an affordable price). Pre-orders for Facebook’s Oculus Rift were just announced, and now it seems that virtual reality is set to transform. Additionally, the Sony PlayStation VR has a projected release in early 2016 as well. A variety of smartphone apps based around virtual reality are also currently being released.
No matter which virtual reality device you look at, the primary theme is to immerse the player (trainee or learner for our purposes) by stepping into the world of the (serious) game. The virtual reality renaissance is upon us; it is our belief that this will be a game-changer for the worlds of training and education. We believed in virtual worlds when they were all the hype and now technology has finally caught up enough to make the hype a reality. This really will, change everything.
2016 could just be the year of success for virtual reality. Content will need to catch up to the evolving VR platform, but it will come. Becoming immersed in a virtual world is something that Visual Purple has always sought to do for our clientele, and moreover for our trainees/learners. With virtual reality becoming more mainstream, we are excited about the possibilities that it presents when applying Visual Purple technology and creativity to virtual reality training.
Immersive VR is here and is set to explode over the next few years; Visual Purple is excited about this new opportunity. Stay tuned for more news to come!