What would you like to see in VR?

Read this article from Medium and scroll down to the clip to see what is possible in VR when it comes to art. However, more broadly, what do you hope to see in VR in your lifetime and how do you think what will be possible may enhance our aesthetic appreciation of video games?

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7 thoughts on “What would you like to see in VR?

  1. To start, VR is something I didn’t expect to succeed, when VR first came to be a few years ago I never saw a potential use for the software. But now a few years later the possibilities are endless.

    I would love to see VR become a lot more advanced then it already is, such as having wireless controllers and remotes and the ability to set it up anywhere you go. Currently you are locked to a certain space, it isn’t as portable as I would like it to be. I would be a potential buyer if it was portable and I could move it around to different places with ease.

    I would like to also see schools implement VR in the education, being able to travel virtually to a certain place in the world rather then looking at it on a projector would increase the class involvement and also learning experience. I feel like more students would be intrigued by class subject with visuals that VR can produce.

    Graphics are another part of VR that really can improve in the future, with new CPUs always coming out powering the headsets shouldn’t be that difficult with higher graphics. Overall it’s improving at a quick rate and games are always being updated and produced to work with VR.

    To me personally I like the learning part with VR and the educational abilities, I don’t like VR too much for gaming as I feel gaming is more of a group activity. (I also get bad headaches from having a screen that close to my eyes)

    This is just my opinion on VR.

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  2. I think we have only scratched the surface when it comes to VR. I am interested now that I have had a chance to try it out. It is quite the experience. One thing that interests me is some technologies already in development to add to the VR experience. Things like body suits that react to getting shot in the game and such, or controllers that are gloves that give the feeling of resistance to the fingers when virtually picking something up in a VR game. I think stride will start to emerge in the areas that add to the immersive experience and will enhance it. Some things O think would be interesting to see in the future is a VR Movie. There is a movie shot from the first-person perspective already called ‘Hardcore Henry’ which is seen from the view as Henry, a badass government war machine/agent. If we could combine the experience of watching a movie like that but in VR, it would be incredible. It would act as a double-entendre almost. Being a movie the story would be already set and the moments would occur regardless of the viewer. However, if placed into a VR setting where the viewer feels as though he/she is immersed in the movies environment, it could make for some amazing films. Imagine an Iron Man movie shot from the perspective of Iron Man. Combine that with the gloves I mentioned above the experience could be so much cooler. The player/viewer could have moments where when the repulsors on Iron Man’s suit were fired they could feel the kickback in their hands. Giving them that experience nearly everybody has wanted since they were a kid. I think VR has a lot of potential for what it could produce.

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  3. I had no idea how immersive VR would actually turn out to be. I think the most exciting feature that would/will be really cool is something Jordan touched on above with hardcore henry. I think that the ability to kind of live a movie-like storyline in first person would be positively mind blowing, and I think that with the rapid advancement of modern technology that it will be very plausible in the coming years. I feel that First-Person Shooter games hold an advantage for the amount of excitement and Adrenalin that can be provided by virtual reality, but I think that it would also be uniquely exciting to play games that are based off of building or puzzels purely because of how immersive VR is and how you can be physically doing these things and seeing your results. As everyone has already stated, I must agree that the possibilities for VR are endless and I am excited to see how far they can take virtual reality in the years ahead.

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  4. In the near future I believe VR is going to do incredible things. Since technology improves on an exponential curve, it is easy to say that as soon as there is a jump in VR technology, the second and third jump will come faster than the one before it.

    In my lifetime I would like to see VR at least start being used in classrooms like our guest speaker Dr. Greene had mentioned. On top of that, I would like to see VR start looking at the human nervous system. I understand that neuroscience is still a very new and complicated field of study but as technology and our scientific understand of the nervous system advance, I would like to see virtual reality attached to our nervous systems allowing us not only to see and hear things in the virtual world, but to be able to touch, taste, and smell them also. With the nervous system attached, there is no spatial limit since you’re not actually moving and there is no controller since you are the controller. These ideas have been explored in some TV shows and novels, but I would not be surprised if soon the technology may be much more than just science fiction.

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  5. As a business student, I would be very curious to see the potential of V.R in the business world. There are basically three concepts that I would love to see further development in.
    1) Meetings. Imagine the possibility of placing someone that is in Brazil in the same room with one in Russia, another one in New Zealand and the other in Nepal? I would love to see them all getting their V.R gear on, creating this “avatar” and having a meeting somewhere. To be even more amazing, there could be the use of other media resources like play videos, show spreadsheets and make presentations. Literally, going inside the matrix.

    2) Construction projects. Investors, homeowners, engineers and many others would be glad to experience a building concept even before it was built. V.R could possibly provide this experience, taking one to a place with real dimensions and size.
    As a business student, I would be very curious to see the potential of V.R in the business world. There are basically three concepts that I would love to see further development in.
    1) Meetings. Imagine the possibility of placing someone that is in Brazil in the same room with one in Russia, another one in New Zealand and the other in Nepal? I would love to see them all getting their V.R gear on, creating this “avatar” and having a meeting somewhere. To be even more amazing, there could be the use of other media resources like play videos, show spreadsheets and make presentations. Literally, going inside the matrix.

    2) Construction projects. Investors, homeowners, engineers and many others would be glad to experience a building concept even before it was built. V.R could possibly provide this experience, taking one to a place with real dimensions and size.

    3) Concept testing. This idea is thigh together with number two, but it has a more industrial approach. What if we could go and try industrial plants, expansions, equipment in V.R? If the physics allow a good representation of reality, it could help many industries to thrive beyond where we are today.

    The future of V.R really is uncertain, but the dreams that it allows us to have are endless.

    3) Concept testing. This idea is thigh together with number two, but it has a more industrial approach. What if we could go and try industrial plants, expansions, equipment in V.R? If the physics allow a good representation of reality, it could help many industries to thrive beyond where we are today.

    The future of V.R really is uncertain, but the dreams that it allows us to have are endless.

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  6. What would I like to see in VR? As I own a VR system (PS VR) I have experience with the new form of entertainment. What I would like to see is a general increase in quality, decrease in price, and much more support from existing game developers. The system I bought ended up costing me a total around $1,000 after buying games, the headset, and supporting accessories. What is worse is that PSVR is the cheaper of the systems available today. As for the game support one of the games I play is called War Thunder, a WW2 flight sim for both console and PC. It is a perfect fit for the use of VR and with the popularity of the game, should have been part of the launch of PSVR. Yet half a year after the system launched and many hints that it is still in development, we have yet to see support for it. I believe that VR is still far from a market success and until it is far cheaper and more accessible it will stay that way.

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  7. Virtual Reality gaming allows an individual to immerse themselves in what appears to be an alternate universe. the possibilities according to the article above are endless. Especially when paired with the arts. Personally, I would like to see virtual reality become more interactive. New devices that allow the user to feel physically present in the environment that have advanced sensory features.
    I like life simulation gaming and I believe that any advancement in virtual reality would only assist in making games better. Games such as The Sims or Grand Theft Auto or Call of Duty can only be enhanced by virtual reality. Micah Blumberg made mention of Virtual Reatity being used as a medium to express desires. Many individuals have fears that restrict many of their goals. Many people aspire to travel. Virtual Game play and exploration provide a safe space where one is able to freely express desires without judgement (or fear). The future is bright in the world of gaming because of virtual reality. I’m excited to see the new developments that are in store. I hope their are more positive effects than negative ones and we use it to improve our way of life rather than isolate ourselves from reality.

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