Here’s what its really like to experience virtual reality with the Vive

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.)

Preorders for the Vive began shipping on Tuesday. You can check out the Vive on either the HTC websiteor Valves Steam store.

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