When it comes to virtual reality (VR) it is a little difficult still to think of it as a technology of the present. For as long as many of you probably can remember it has been a technology of the future. For some, it will inevitably always be a technology of the future and never today. But if we do look at the future, what else will it include? A utopia or a dystopia? It’s the future that is very much the topic of today’s New To VR and one that has its roots in the world of cinema.
If you’ve ever seen the Blade Runner you’ll know that it has inspired many in the real world and who work in technology. The idea of a ‘Blade Runner-style future’ is a phrase you’ll often read or hear used when people talk about technology and in L.A. 2097: Precipice you’ll see a vision of that play out in VR.
Still a work in progress, if you want to try it out you’ll require an Oculus Rift DK2 and run an SDK of 0.6 or higher. Additional information (although not much) can be found on the Oculus VR Share page. Users can also debate the finer points of their experience on this reddit thread,