Even with virtual reality’s (VR) growing popularity, you wouldn’t expect to come across an Oculus Rift VR headset among the packed anime, videogame and memorabilia booths that fill out London’s MCM Comic Con. But you didn’t have to walk far from the entrance to catch a glimpse of one of the biggest queues for the recent summer event, and it was all for a ride on Honda’s NM4 Vultus motorbike, using the Oculus Rift with a unique anime-influenced experience.
Those that tried out the demo got to sit on the bike and drive through a neo-urban environment for a surreal taste of the true experience. The software was designed by technology company Visual Voice, who were on hand to guide people through the experience. VRFocus spoke to both managing director Alex Newland and Ben Slack to talk about the experience.
In the interview above Newland and Slack talk about developing the experience, its relation to Honda’s new machine and a possible future for the software. VRFocus will continue to follow any and all applications of VR, bringing you the latest on them.