Weekly News: VR Traveling, The Masters In Augusta in virtual reality, oculus rift & htc Vive delay
This week has been full of surprises in regards to news surrounding the virtual reality world.
Travel in virtual reality
To start off with, there’s been a lot of innovation happening in the niche space of VR traveling. There are many people in the world who can’t afford nor are in the position to travel. With VR technology, many people can experience all the amazing places around the world. People will now have the chance to virtually visit places such as the Eiffel Tower, Pyramids in Egypt, and the tallest building in Dubai. Many innovators are making breakthroughs in VR technology to allow people to experience places around the world that they would’ve never had the opportunity to visit.
Watching The Masters with a wearable VR headset
Also, the PGA is using VR technology to televise The Masters like never done before. Viewers have the opportunity to visualize The Masters as if they were there amongst the audience at Augusta. With the 360 degree view, you can observe golf the way you want. You no longer have to see the TV broadcast angles. The world audience can also become more engaged in the sport, no longer requiring you to attend The Masters for the experience.
Other sports such as NHL, NBA, and NFL are gearing up to explore this technology to make spectating a little more interesting.
Further delay in Oculus Rift
The Oculus Rift has been delayed for awhile now in orders and it’s been confirmed that the new orders might be delayed as far back as August. The team over at Oculus announced that the delays were due to a component shortage and refunded shipping costs on all orders to that time. Many customers are becoming frustrated with the delayed news of their headsets.
The same seems to be apparent for the HTC Vive. There’s been delays for that particular headset since the early pre-orders. The company had some payment processing issues but haven’t announced any further delays in shipment.
Additionally, the Orah 4i is the newest to join the VR innovation. The 4i is a 360 cinematic 4k camera that’s going to allow you the ability to livestream in virtual reality. This is the first of its kind to offer a full bundled set that can instantaneously livestream footage to an audience. The price point is up there with the MSRP set around $3,600. There’s going to be many people that create some awesome footage with this camera and we’re excited to see the next innovation.