I love video games--chances are, you also love video games--but thinking about virtual reality purely from a gaming perspective is incredibly shortsighted. Even if early VR games absolutely suck, it still might be a good idea to pick up an Oculus Rift or Sony Morpheus merely for the other forms of entertainment they might provide.
"We spoke about a few [non-gaming] uses in our GDC talk, but one of the exciting ones I think is virtual tourism," Mikhailov says. "Because VR really gives you a sense of being in a different place, it’s quite fun just looking around real and fantasy environments. This also ties in to our collaboration with NASA--we’ve made a demo together where you stand on the surface of Mars. And this is real data from the real Mars rover, not an artist rendering. Most of us will probably never get to experience that first hand, but experiencing it in VR is quite exciting."
This, of course, is to say nothing of what will happen once the adult entertainment industry catches wind of the advancements in VR.
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