Immersive Virtual Reality Gaming

Have you ever watched movies like Gamer and Ready Player One and wished we had the types of virtual reality games that are offered in those worlds?  I have.  As a hopeful narrative designer for video games, I’m always trying to find an idea for a game and something like the Oasis from Ready Player One, just seems like a great idea to me.

Just think of it, you get home from work or school, pop on your visor and boot up the digital world that allows you to do literally anything you can think of.  Instead of just playing the game, you’re actually fully immersed into that universe, able to fight, trade, or just communicate with other players.

I know we currently have Virtual Reality capabilities, but what we have is nowhere near the levels that I hope to see while I’m still alive.  I think our current capabilities are on the right track, and some games make interesting variations to gaming trends (Pokemon Go), but we still have a long way to go.  800px-US_Navy_100224-N-7676W-204_Marines_from_the_2d_Battalion_8th_Marine_Regiment_train_with_the_Future_Immersive_Training_Environment_FITE_Joint_Capabilities_Technology_Demonstration_J

I just watched the new Optic Gaming: Visions on YouTube and it looks like they may be offering virtual reality museum of all the organizations achievements up to this point.  I think that’s a great idea and just another step towards a fully immersive VR world, where you can do more than just game.

If you haven’t seen either of the movies that I mentioned at the beginning, I’d recommend that you check them out.  If you like to read, I’d definitely recommend you pick up Ready Player One, because as is typical the book is a lot better than the movie.

What do you think about Virtual Reality?  Would you like to see games that allow you to be fully immersed in what’s going on?  Tell me in the comments below and thank you as always for reading.

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