What Is VR Development?
Virtual reality, or VR, is an artificial world, a virtual environment that a user is immersed in, usually by way of wearing a VR Development headset like the Oculus or HTC Vive.
Due to the very nature of VR, users can see all around them from their feet to their heads and all around their bodies. Most VR Development environments are designed to have the user standing in their own ‘virtual bubble’ and interacting with the bubble in real-time.
VR vs AR
AR is another type of reality simulation, but instead of the user being immersed in a virtual world, the virtual world collides with the real world and video marketing
To do this, users generally need a device capable of ‘projecting’ augmented reality simulations into the real world via a screen. The best example of this in recent years is the world-famous Pokémon Go game, where players all around the world used their smartphones to “catch” the Pokémon in real time using augmented reality.
Not Just for Games
Virtual reality (and augmented reality to a lesser degree) have a big part to play in not only the world of gaming but in almost every other industry too.
Everything from virtual conference halls to simulated surgeries, to complicated scientific modeling, can be done in virtual reality, leading to a safer working environment in the times of COVID, and the ability to push boundaries further than expected.
One of the biggest areas for virtual reality development has been in the field of media, with virtual reality video taking center stage alongside its traditional media counterparts as a new way to experience movies and TV.
A similar explosion is also being felt in the travel and heritage sector, giving visitors access to areas they would normally never see (such as the top turret on a castle for disabled visitors) or virtual reality tours to some of the world’s greatest sites like the Great Wall of China or center circle at Stonehenge, places travelers are not usually allowed to go.