Here’s what its really like to experience virtual reality with the Vive
You finally have a magic portal through which you can step into your own fantasy adventures, and its called SteamVR.
Valve Software has released a new mixed-reality video of people being shown the HTC Vive room-scale virtual reality system for the first time. The players were shot against a green screen, which allowed Valve to project the players entire body into VR. In doing so, it gives you a compelling look at what its really like to game in VR.
The Vive is a room-scale VR system, meaning youre meant to use the Vive while standing up and moving around. It uses a pair of hand controllers instead of a control pad, so your interactions are less artificial than in a traditional video game. HTC, a smartphone manufacturing company based in Taiwan, produces the Vive hardware, while Valve Software develops the SteamVR software that powers it.
Using the Vive is a fundamentally different experience from playing traditional games. You cant tell someone what room-scale VR is like, but now at least, you can show them. Mixed-reality videos like Valves provide accurate depictions of what its like to game in VR. (Trust me on this one.)