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IKEA have a VR Experience?

IKEA have a VR Experience?

IKEA have a VR Experience?

IKEA has made a VR Experience?

 

IKEA has just released their own "VR Experience" on Steam, allowing those with the HTC Vive to explore a digital kitchen showroom where you can quickly interact and even change the materials or finish of the units.    

This kitchen is very similar to what is seen in the IKEA 2016 catalogue, and the app is something that Ikea plans on supporting until August of this year. 

The Idea behind this app is the potential of a future VR showroom, allowing customers to view and alter furniture and other items without stepping foot into a store. IKEA have created this application as an experiment to see how VR could affect the shopping experience, sharing their prototype with the early adopters of the HTC Vive so that they can deliver feedback and propose futue changes. 

Below is a statement from Jesper Brodin, the managing Director of IKEA, stating that VR will be integrated into most peoples lives in 5-10 years. 

 

       Virtual reality is developing quickly and in five to ten years it will be an integrated part of people’s lives.

         We see that virtual reality will play a major role in the future of our customers. For instance,           someday, it could be used to enable customers to try out a variety of home furnishing solutions before buying them,

  IKEA have a VR Experience?  

Below are the minimum requirements for the Ikea VR Experience. Can you run IKEA?

 

MINIMUM: 

    • OS: Windows 7 or higher 
    • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 -4790K CPU @ 4.00GHz 
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM 
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 980 or equal 
    • Storage: 2 GB available space 
    • Sound Card: Yes 
    • Additional Notes: HTC Vive VR headset with two working handcontrollers

 

 

You can join the discussion on the IKEA VR Experience on the OC3D Forums.

 

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Most Recent Comments

05-04-2016, 10:18:55

SPS
Is it just me or does it seem like the Vive is the preferred choice for most over the Rift?Quote

05-04-2016, 10:24:04

WYP
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Originally Posted by SPS View Post
Is it just me or does it seem like the Vive is the preferred choice for most over the Rift?
It is the only one that supports the "whole room" stuff at launch, so a lot of the game can only work on it.


Looks at sig...... oh no, you can't run IKEA!Quote

05-04-2016, 11:12:51

SPS
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Originally Posted by WYP View Post
It is the only one that supports the "whole room" stuff at launch, so a lot of the game can only work on it.


Looks at sig...... oh no, you can't run IKEA!
Whole room?Quote

05-04-2016, 11:18:15

WYP
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Originally Posted by SPS View Post
Whole room?
Room scale VR with the light houses and the motion controllers. Oculus is a very sit-down experience right now.Quote

05-04-2016, 12:26:00

SPS
Quote:
Originally Posted by WYP View Post
Room scale VR with the light houses and the motion controllers. Oculus is a very sit-down experience right now.
Oh right, wasn't aware Oculus didn't support that.Quote
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