Significant advances have been made in virtual reality (VR) in the past few years. It may have been here for a long time, it has been accessible to only a few sectors such as the military and other government agencies. The recent release of so VR-enabled products for the masses has been a big leap. The gaming and travel industries have been the biggest benefactors. Explore the different ways in which the technology is making an impact in these sectors.
Gaming is another industry that is undergoing far-reaching transformation with the help of virtual reality. Games have already become real-like in recent years, but if the technology continues to evolve at this pace things are going to become more groundbreaking in the future. With the release of a series of VR headsets by major brands, the advanced technology has become affordable and easily available to the masses. And this factor accompanied with the release of a vast selection of new FPS, car, battle, strategy, and motorcycle games has further taken the gaming experience to the next level.
PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, Google Cardboard, Oculus, and Gear VR are some of the major names in the VR headsets arena. Many of the major gaming franchises have also been busy developing games for the VR platform. The government and military sectors have been using VR application for a long time. The release of these VR headsets has been a major step in the mass application of virtual reality.
Travel & Tourism industry
The travel and tourism industry is another sector that has been influenced significantly by virtual reality technology. There are different ways in which it is benefiting the industry.
Check Tourist Spots Before Flying
Travelers can use VR technology to see places before flying. It is almost like visiting the hot tourist destinations and getting a feel of it. Even if it is not a real experience, travelers can get a preview of the destination and determine which place they want to visit. It is similar to trying something before buying it.
However, the virtual reality experience is further enhanced by integration with Google Street View. This allows tourists to visit literally any place in the world. You can take a walk on any street. Some apps allow you to say the name of a place and reach there in an instant. Thus, virtual reality is both fun and informative in helping travelers plan their holidays.
Similarly, virtual reality can also help people in planning their big vacation. So if someone is confused between holidaying in a big city like Paris or Tokyo, they can easily take a virtual tour of the city. There are apps that have hundreds of virtual tours of the most beautiful cities and resorts in the world. Those looking for the perfect travel inspiration for a vacation will find VR technology an affordable way to plan the perfect holiday.
Experience Extreme Adventures
Extreme adventures such as skydiving, scuba diving, and zip-lining come with potential risks. This prevents most people to avoid indulging in such adventures. However, virtual reality has made it possible for everyone to experience such adventures without placing their lives at risk.
Thanks to virtual reality systems, people can have an immersive experience of a wide range of adventure activities. For example, Discovery VR is an app that allows its users to engage in different types of extreme adventures in virtual reality.
Thus, there are so many ways in which virtual reality is empowering the gaming and travel industry. It has not only enhanced the experience, adding quality and real-like experience, it has also made things safer in some industries. As the technology continues to advance dramatically, it is expected to open many new avenues in many more industries.