The social aspect of virtual reality is something most consumers tend to overlook. On the surface, VR is a very personal and antisocial experience. Companies such as AltSpaceVR are slowly starting to change this trend. The company has unveiled some new tools to let users create and share their VR space with others.
Merging the social world and virtual reality seems like an impossible task at first. A lot of people tend to withdraw within themselves while using a VR headset. This is a direct result of how most users want to escape the real world and find their proverbial happy place. Experiencing this trip should not necessarily be done solo, as it can be a powerful and enjoyable social experience as well.
Another big Step by AltspaceVR
AltspaceVR certainly believes the future of VR is social, rather than solitary. To further progress the industry toward that goal, the company is creating new tools for its users. In a recent update, new programs are made public to let users create their own VR spaces and share them with others. It is a big step toward creating social VR in the coming years.
The company explains its new tools as follows:
“This is step one of a greater plan to make sure our community can help build AltspaceVR with us. Today our community will have basic kits that they can use to build their environment. We’ll aim to release more kits so folks can have more options to customize their world.”
These apps go well beyond simply creating virtual reality spaces. Users can attend events to connect with the community. Additionally, it is possible for users to host multiplayer social VR games and offer teleportation services to common places. A lot of opportunities are waiting to be explored in this regard, as social VR is slowly beginning to take shape in a professional manner.
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