What is VR?

Published on: 13/06/21

How many times over the last year might you have wanted to swap your reality for another one? With the rise in Virtual Reality (VR) technology, this has now become an exciting possibility, for leisure time, at least. Moving out of futuristic films, first into living rooms and now into high-tech gaming centres worldwide, it’s a cutting edge and increasingly sociable route to exciting and escapist gaming.

Turning Dreams into Reality

For early adopters, trying out early VR headsets, followed by smartphone adaptors, at home, making it an essentially solo experience, exploring familiar or fantasy landscapes in stunning detail. This was followed by VR gaming, with major companies developing game systems that enabled players to compete or work in teams virtually worldwide, all sharing the same in-play landscapes and scenarios.

Modern techniques like Augmented Reality and Mixed Reality increasingly merge the real and virtual worlds, blending what the user sees around them with digital content, enabling physical and digital objects to co-exist and interact in real-time. This has proved a real game-changer for the gaming industry, as well as applications for remote teaching, practicing sensitive engineering and surgical skills, and even being used to combat diseases like Alzheimer’s and stroke recovery.

Light Years Ahead

With today’s innovations in technology, VR has broken out of the living room and into the arena, enabling game zones across the country to take the experience into exciting new dimensions. Among the many benefits of interactive VR gaming is access to the latest equipment that tech companies spent billions of dollars developing, untethered by cables and unlimited by buffering home wifi.

Book in with a bunch of friends and immerse yourselves in a thrilling VR adventure. Roaming games allow you to interact with your team-mates and surroundings on a physical level, combined with fellow players and adventures not just across the world, but out of it, too. 4D simulators allow gamers to walk, climb, explore, and fly through virtual worlds, or turn traditional escape room scenarios into heart-thumping countdowns.

Is it Safe?

Playing at well-equipped venues with the latest technology, choreographed scenarios, and experienced staff avoids several VR pitfalls, such as disorientation, dizziness and dry eyes that can affect home gamers tethered to limited equipment and static gameplay. Most venues offer acclimatisation and try-out sessions, with staff on hand to advise and guide if required. And the stunning experience is incomparable anything other than perhaps dreaming yourself into your dream movie set; no boundaries, no physical limitations.

OK, Beam Me There!

With centres reopening after lockdown, and more opening to meet demand, there are VR venues in most major cities. At the forefront of multi-player VR, Meetspace VR has three state-of-the-art venues across the country: MeetspaceVR London, MeetspaceVR Birmingham, and MeetspaceVR Nottingham, offering intergalactic free-roam games and large-scale special one-off events. Of course, wherever your physical location, your adventure could take you anywhere in the universe!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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