With the debut of Ready Player One in theaters worldwide (with a budget of 175 million dollars, the movie grossed about 525 million dollars till now), mainstream media came back to take an interest in virtual reality. Btw, a few of them went to visit the homonymous virtual installation in Sansar, and it’s a pity.
Immersive visit to the Ready Player One set
After having visited, in recent months, another virtual installation in Sansar dedicated to an Hollywood blockbuster (Star Wars: the Last Jedi, we talked about here) through a traditional pc, this time we took the opportunity given by a visit to an old acquaintance of Mondivirtuali.it, the Second Life and Sansar builder Colpo Wrexler, to try an immersive experience through an Htc Vive VR viewer.
Enter the Aech (one of the “High Five” of Steven Spielberg movie) garage is exciting: your brain knows that you are standing in a room with a visor on your face. But if you turn your head too quickly while you are on a flight of stairs you may feel dizzy and if you stay “immersed” too long you may feel a sense of nausea. At least it happened to me.
Will Sansar become a VR games platform?
Beyond the fatigue and the sense of fascination for how digital reproduction is realistic, what’s left of a visit to the Ready Player One set in Sansar? As for other virtual location (for instance che Egyptian tomb of wich we already talked) there is certainly a “photographic” interest, to which it is added in this case some initial hint of interactivity that, if developed, could allow Sansar to go from being a collection of digital sets to a hyper-realistic videogames platform.
Going around the garage of Aech, in fact, you will find many quotes from other films and TV series, from the Iron Giant, which dominates the garage itself with its shape, to Galactica, of which you can admire a Viper fighter and a silon fighter (but also look for the model of the same Battlestar Galactica), from Doctor Who (try to find the Tardis), to 2001 Space Odissy, most of which are accompanied by a short vocal description.
Many references and a little interactivity
Sure, you can not yet enter the Tardis or drive Cameron Frye‘s daddy red sports car in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, but the feeling that this could happen is tangible. As well as the sense of fatigue, while “walking” around the virtual garage of Ready Player One, so for this time let’s unplug the viewer and be back to reality to greet you.
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