|SenseVirtual sat down with 702 Presenter, Azania Mosaka, to give a masterclass in Virtual Reality. In this episode, we discuss where Africa is in the Virtual Reality space and all the interesting happenings in the world of VR both locally and internationally. We discuss Virtual Reality work by SenseVirtual in the training, educational, marketing and events industries. We are seeing this exciting new medium add value to many industries in a meaningful way.
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In International Virtual Reality News:
David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef Dive VR has won an award for Digital Creativity at the BAFTA TV Craft Awards, the first time a VR experience has won a BAFTA of any kind. The VR experience takes viewers down into the ocean to experience the underwater world of coral, colourful fish and dangerous reef sharks. Travelling in a high-tech submersible, Attenborough guides viewers through the intricate reef systems that make up the Great Barrier Reef.
Attenborough is soon to release another VR project titled, Hold The World.
“I have enjoyed helping people to discover more about the natural world, and Hold The World offers people a unique opportunity: to examine rare objects, some millions of years old, up close,” said Attenborough in a press statement. “It represents an extraordinary new step in how people can explore and experience nature, all from the comfort of their own homes.”
In an effort to enhance the experience of visiting a brick and mortar retail store, Tommy Hilfiger launched a VR experience that had shoppers donning a Gear VR headset to witness the designer’s Fall collection debut from the runway.
VR runway experiences are a big hit in the fashion world; fashion brands Rebecca Minkoff and Balenciaga have launched similar VR runway experiences. There are becoming many fashion experiences brought to life in VR, enhancing the in-store experience while they shop.
The forthcoming Alien: Covenant movie is getting a VR experience, Alien: Covenant which is a 360-degree virtual reality journey into a living nightmare and offers a terrifyingly close and personal encounter of an alien neomorph at the time of its birth. Fans will be able to experience the world around them, reliving the very first memories of the neomorph in an immersive environment.
Feel free to let us know if your business has an interesting problem you believe that Virtual Reality can solve as we are always interested in prototyping VR solutions.
Founder of SenseVirtual