Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Arcades in VR. This is awesome.

This is the beginning of something big.  New Retro Arcade is the tip of an iceburg in immersive VR.  Are you nostalgic for old arcades?  You can now bring them back.  We are getting close to replicating "The Basement" or the planet "Arcade" from Ernest Cline's Ready Player One.  I can't wait.

Multiplayer, archival of historical spaces, integration with physical items like arcade sticks and wheels, and real world mapping appear to be the next steps here, but it's already awesome enough to blow people's minds.

Disclaimer:  I am not involved with this project, but I'd love to participate.