The technology behind virtual entertainments like VR can now be brought to life in the real world, in a way that could revolutionise entertainment and create an immersive world of entertainment.
While the first VR headsets launched in the late 1990s and early 2000s were designed for gaming, this year’s VR headsets are designed for entertainment and gaming.
In the future, they could be used for entertainment as well as gaming, said Dr Tom McBride, head of the Virtual Entertainment Group at University College Dublin.
“The technology is already there to make it possible to create virtual entertainment and virtual entertainment experiences in the physical world,” he said.
McBride believes VR could be an integral feature of a new generation of entertainment, including a new kind of immersive entertainment.””
I think it’s very possible that virtual reality could be a reality in the next 10 to 15 years.”
McBride believes VR could be an integral feature of a new generation of entertainment, including a new kind of immersive entertainment.
“What we’re looking at is a new medium of entertainment that’s really focused on the entertainment of the mind, which is an extremely exciting thing,” he explained.
“This is going to bring us an entirely new type of entertainment experience that’s going to have a very immersive, emotional quality to it.”
In order to create an experience that is both immersive and compelling, McBride said, the virtual entertainment needs to be accurate to the real-life experiences of that person.
“In order for us to really take advantage of the capabilities of VR to create immersive experiences, we need to be able to make accurate representations of real-world experiences that are being captured by the technology,” he added.
The latest technology is able to accurately capture what’s happening in the virtual environment, which in turn can be used to create a new type “experience”, McBride explained.”
And what I think is going on here is that we’re capturing real world experiences and we’re creating virtual reality.”
The latest technology is able to accurately capture what’s happening in the virtual environment, which in turn can be used to create a new type “experience”, McBride explained.
He said the technology would allow for immersive virtual reality experiences to be used as a tool to create entertainment, but would also be used in order to deliver entertainment for people who might not otherwise be able, or unable, to use virtual reality.
“For example, if you’re in a wheelchair, or you’re an old person, or someone with a disability, or have limited mobility, it can be very challenging to get people into virtual environments,” he told RN.
“But I think there is a possibility that we can give them a very realistic virtual environment.”
Virtual reality has a huge potential for entertainment, especially in a time when virtual reality has become so popular, said McBride.”VR has a very different way of viewing the world that doesn’t rely on a linear view, that actually sees things through a 360 degree lens,” he continued.
“That means that we get to look at the world from an entirely different perspective, and that has the potential to create entirely new types of experiences.”
And I think that’s where virtual reality is going.
“It’s not going to replace the physical reality, it’s not a replacement for it.
It’s a very special type of experience that we have to create for the human brain.”