There’s something about sharing a moment with someone that makes it more special, even if that moment is merely watching a television programme to share it makes it that much more special. With the internet however the likelyhood of your friends being people who live near you has decreased somewhat. You’re as likely nowadays to have a friend in another country as you do in the next town over.
So what if you could still share those moments together? What if you could have a virtual reality (VR) equivalent to the shared couch experience?
That’s where AltSpaceVR comes in. Developed by the company of the same name, AltSpaceVR is a virtual space in which users through their avatars can engage with others and share social experiences such as playing videogame, watch television and streaming content from the likes of Netflix. Whilst input can be made through traditional means (keyboard, mouse, XBOX controller) gestures can be tracked through both Microsoft’s second generation Kinect and Leap Motion.
AltSpaceVR supports both the DK1 and DK2 versions of the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) and it should also be noted that can also work via traditional displays and 3D televisions. It is available now to download on Oculus VR Share.
You can see AltSpaceVR in action in the video below.