The Audio Guys / Oculus and the rise of Virtual Reality
By TAG , 5 Feb 2015
Here at TAG headquarters we’ve been getting very intrigued and involved in the recent, new developments in Virtual Reality. Of course, here at TAG some of us are old enough to remember the first attempt at VR back in the 80s/90s, which was a total non-starter, due to the seriously less advanced computer and display technology that was available back then. With the recent rise of the new VR systems – Oculus Rift, Sony Morpheus and Samsung Gear VR – it is easy to see that this new generation of hardware is finally going to be capable of doing VR justice.
VR is obviously going to be very relevant to gaming and visual entertainment, as well as other interactive and non-interactive media, but it also has many other applications such as training, conferencing, virtual tourism, and many other areas that we don’t even realise yet.
So, consequently, here at TAG we have been getting ourselves acclimatized to the VR hardware and also playing around with some interesting VR audio ideas. We have the latest Oculus devkits and are fully registered with Oculus. We also have Gear VR units, and have been checking out the Sony Morpheus devkit headsets too.
Anyway, our latest fascinations with Virtual Reality is why things have seemed relatively quiet, over the last few months, on the News front here on the TAG website. We’ve been checking out all these new virtual worlds and demo’s people have been creating.
So, we will try to leave The Matrix a bit more often from now on and will be back with more regular updates….