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Korean Virtual Museum Okyeonjeongsa VR Hits Gear VR

Virtual reality (VR) holds tremendous potential when it comes to education. While many are excited to play the latest videogames in VR, it’s arguably even more enticing to look towards how head-mounted displays (HMDs) could be used in schools and more. One idea frequently talked about is the ability to transport users to virtual museums. That concept forms the basis for the most recent releases for the Gear VR mobile HMD, Okyeonjeongsa VR.

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Developed by Clicked, Okyeonjeongsa VR allows players to explore a virtual Korean museum focused on architecture. The screenshots shown here reveal it to be a CG environment rather than a 360 degree capture of an actual museum. An official description reads: “This virtual reality content is made especially for Gear VR to express the beautiful Korean traditional architecture and its surroundings with the excellent view and narrations.”

VR fans are currently awaiting the reveal of the full consumer version of the Gear VR itself. Samsung failed to make mention of the device during its recent Unpacked press conference in New York City, causing speculation as to if the phones revealed at that event, the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+, will support the device. More recent rumours suggest that Samsung could be developing a brand new VR-dedicated phone for the kit, which could be revealed at next month’s Oculus Connect 2 in Hollywood, California.

VRFocus will continue to follow Gear VR and all of its new releases, reporting back with the latest updates on them.