A multipurpose VR device that can find variety of applications in different domains is what will really want users want to go for it in a way we went for phones. The need for VR makers is to convince people about it as a tool that can come handy for carrying out everyday tasks. It would be well to delve into how it could be an able companion aka story-teller- a role it is best fit to play.
Present market perception is linked to how virtual reality devices can be used as a toy meant to indulge your senses. The need to use them in conjunction with very high-end processors, and the price-tag that they come with means that it is not going to be a feasible tool for the common user. Facebook’s Oculus Rift and HTC Vive headsets are examples of virtual reality devices of these kind. Interestingly, there are a lot of local Indian manufacturers like Karbonn Mobile and Micromax mobile who are doling out VR headsets with their phones. Take for instance, the Karbonn Quattro L52 and Titanium models and the Micromax Canvas 6 models that come with virtual reality headsets. Arguably, these low-end VR headsets are not comparable with Facebook’s Oculus Rift and HTC’s Vive in terms of specs and performance, but it does give users a taste of the VR experience in its most basic form. Getting everyone to hop onto the virtual reality bandwagon is the top priority for all Virtual Reality players. VR headset purchases are expected to reach a staggering $895 million this year.
In times to come, VR technology will feature prominently in gaming machines, and devices that we entertain ourselves with. Take for example, a VR music player. A VR music player is going to be a great experience for music enthusiasts. We have come a long way indeed from the days of the 12″ vinyl player to present times where the tiny 375×559 pixel phone screen helps us navigate our way through lists of music options. While size of music players have witnessed an incremental decline, the emergence of the VR music player might seem an aberration of sorts….but hey….what’s wrong with that? After all, it’s a new way of experiencing music altogether.
What is a VR music player like exactly? First and foremost, as with all other virtual reality devices it involves affixing oneself to a virtual reality environment , subsequent to which all other things follow. A new reality undoubtedly would result in physical disorientation to some extent, and depending upon how you adapt to this-it’s either make or break. A more immersive music experience is what’s in store for audiences. The effect of virtual reality on Live stage performances will be monumental-making it delightful not just for viewers but also performing artists.
VIrtual reality blended with 3D applications will also allow homes to be redecorated in the future! Modsy is one such service that uses images on your phone and does 3D renderings of the same which can then be viewed in virtual reality. The underlying success of virtual reality is in its ability to wow audiences, and this is what Modsy endeavours to do exactly by allowing users to view their rooms that have been redone in virtual reality. All this and more awaits us in times to come. Total sales from sales of all virtual reality related gear will top $120 billion by the end of this decade.