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VR Roller Coasters could be the future

VR Roller Coasters could be the future

VR Roller Coasters could be the future

VR Roller Coasters could be the future

 

When we say that VR is the future we do not just mean for gaming and home entertainment purposes. VR opens up a whole new world of possibilities, allowing people to create experiences that are simply not possible in reality. 

One of the most interesting application of VR that we have found recently is the idea of a VR Roller Coaster, which will allow a those inside into a completely different world, allowing them to experience something that is much more than a traditional Roller Coaster ride.  

One of the first VR Roller Coasters in at the Six Flags Over Georgia Theme park, where those who ride the new "Dare Devil Dive" ride will be required to wear Samsung Gear VR Headsets and experience something that is totally different than a normal Roller Coaster. 

The Dare Devil Dive will place those on the ride into the cockpit of a Eurofighter Typhoon, where the Aircraft will fly through a city that is under attack by alien forces. As the Roller Coaster moves the Fighter moves with it, allowing those on the ride the Dare Devil Dive to both see and feel the experience, adding an unparalleled level of immersion.  

Below is a Quote from a review over at Theme Park Review;

 

       To start, I had very low expectations for the VR... But I was BLOWN AWAY!! Everything just seemed like it fit together perfectly. You start in a fighter jet hangar and you get lifted up to get ready for battle. As you rise (Vertically) you "train" by shooting your gun at targets in the hangar. Then as you reach the top this whole city getting attacked by aliens is revealed. I'm serious when I say this virtual reality felt huge. The scale in which the headsets create is freaking un-real. I'm telling you this was absolutely insane. 

 

  

While VR will not take over all traditional Roller Coasters it does add a whole new world of possibilities for them. With VR the theme of any given Roller Coaster could be changed within the virtual reality headset, giving users a whole new reason to try out a ride for the second time and creating a heavily themed and unique ride, like those seen at Disneyland and other high end resorts, could be much cheaper to build and maintain with virtual reality. 

Right now this ride is one of the most interesting applications of Samsung's Gear VR that I have seen to date, not only making me excited to try something like this in the future, but cements my belief that VR is something that will revolutionise a lot of industries outside of gaming and home entertainment. 

Those of us in the UK will be able to experience a VR Rollercoaster in the future at Alton Towers, as the adventure park has already confirmed that they are building their own Virtual Reality Roller Coaster. Sadly at this time we do not know when their planned Virtual Reality "Galactica" ride will be completed. 

 

You can join the discussion on Virtual Reality Applications outside of Gaming on the OC3D Forums

 

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24-03-2016, 07:02:14

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Alton Towers have repurposed AIR into a VR coaster now haven't they?Quote
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