7 Famous and Completely Fictional Places to Visit with Oculus Rift
The popularity attached to Oculus Rift and virtual reality has been gaining strength in the entertainment industry day by day.
Travel has always been a passion for most of us, be it the older generation or the youths of our time. But traveling through fictional places sounds like a whole new cooler level doesn’t it? A recent review on Gizmodo by Eric Limer tells us all we need to know about this strange but fascinating phenomenon of visiting imaginary places using the Oculus Rift headset.
Oculus Rift has launched certain simulations that make the viewer able to visit the fictional places available on their list. This list is still under construction but some places have been mentioned as fully ready for visits by the interested public. Users can visit the place, look around, explore their surrounding and generally feel like the imaginary world of television and movies is completely real.
A few of the places released for visitation includes the Millennium Falcon; fans can climb up the gun turret just like Luke did in the film. The entire area has been crafted for virtual reality by Darth Disembowel. Fans of Jerry Seinfeld can explore inside his apartment, look at the famous Superman statue he owns, go through his computer desk and as a surprise the developer (Greg Miller) has added a fourth wall that has never been shown on the TV series.
More than half the world is a huge fan of Star Trek; be it in print or electronic media. To engage the interest of these die-hard fans, Thomas Kadlec has built a bridge in virtual reality. This bridge is the exact same one from Star Trek: Voyager. Before South Park included Oculus Rift in one of their episodes, Oculus Rift developers created a virtual reality version of the Colorado town. It really does seem to come to life with all its little details and characters included in the simulation by Tool.
Firefly has also always been popular and still is, despite having been discontinued for a long time now. A Serenity VR Experience by kavehth has been developed where fans can act out their own one man season. A simulation of 31 Spooner Street has been created by RWHTL which shows The Griffin House from Family Guy. Viewers that have experienced this simulation claim it is great fun for all the fans of the show. Enda O’Connor has released a simulator that lets fans play the famous Jean Luc Picard in The Bridge of the Enterprise from Star Trek: TNG. Virtual Reality Times will keep following the latest news about Oculus Rift and get back with updates as soon as possible.