STARVR TAKING VIRTUAL REALITY TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Starbreeze Studios is among the many companies that utilized 2015 Immersed Conference that is currently underway in Toronto, Canada to showcase its product,the StarVR HMD. The conference is focused towards giving content makers, innovators VR professionals the resources and platform they require to expand their business in an Immersive world. The conference brings to together manufacturers, enthusiasts, entrepreneurs and media houses in a bid to foster the growth and absorption of virtual reality within North America and Canada. What makes StarVR outstanding compared to the virtual reality HMD’s is its field of view. The StarVR offers a 210-degree field of view (FOV). This is the highest field of view among the products of its kind already launched into the market. HTC’s consumer Vive headset’s developer kit offers an 110-degree field of view. Oculus DK2 offers 100-degree FOV. Most of the virtual reality HMDs set to be launched next year have […]

CNN LEADING THE WAY IN INTRODUCING VIRTUAL REALITY IN THE MEDIA INDUSTRY

CNN is arguably one of the world’s leading online news and information provider. CNN has been known to break frontiers to adopt new technology and revolutionize how news is captured and delivered. CNN’s recent announcement that it will stream the upcoming Republican debate on October 13th live in VR did not come as a surprise to many. CNN’s mantra is “Go there”, nothing delivers on this promise better than virtual reality. CNN has partnered with NextVR to bring you the debate live in VR and give you the “front-row” seat experience. With the help of virtual reality HMD, users will be able to catch the debate from the same perspective as that of an audience member. The users will be able to focus on a particular candidate even when they are not speaking, something no possible on the traditional telecast. This decision has been bolstered by the success of the […]

VIRTUAL REALITY HORSE RACING

Horse racing fans understand the excitement and the adrenaline rush when the horses pound towards the finish line. This thrill is however limited to the jockey and audience. Customers who bet online do not get the chance to experience this. This is however about to come to an end. William Hill is in the process of enlisting virtual reality technology to bridge this gap. When virtual reality headsets are combined with GPS data of the racetrack, the customers get the chance to view the race from the perspective of the jockey. Horse racing betting has in the recent past been losing grasp to football and tennis. This has been blamed on a view that the sport does not appeal to young people. The move to introduce VR into the sport has therefore been lauded by many as a move expected to change the fortunes of horse racing. Marketingmagazine terms the […]