Virtual reality (VR) can be as closed off or as open as any other entertainment medium thanks to apps such as AltspaceVR and vTime, both of which actively encourage the social side of VR. Now the latter has released a new avatar creation system to give users the ability to make their digital selves even more unique.
Entitled ‘New vYou’ the system can now offer users millions of bespoke facial combinations so that they can recreate themselves in much better detail. Options now added or expanded upon include being able to age avatars, edit body type, skin tone, hair eyebrows, eye shape, eye colour, nose, lips, cheeks, jaw, face length and facial hair.
“This update, prioritised by us following extensive user feedback, celebrates difference, by allowing our community to bring more of themselves into virtual reality,” explained vTime Managing Director Clemens Wangerin. “The new system sees vTime become truly diverse and inclusive, allowing us to see the faces and uniqueness of each of our users – something that has been missing from the wider social VR community until now.”
This new customisation system is just the first in a series of updates coming to vTime over the next year, with new features, tools and events planned. And to celebrate the launch vTime has announced a competition to win a Samsung Gear 360 camera. All you have to do is send a selfie along with a picture of your newly customised vTime avatar to firstname.lastname@example.org. For further details head to the vTime competition page.
vTime launched last year for Samsung Gear VR and since then expanded support to Google Cardboard and Oculus Rift. Further platforms including iOS, HTC Vive, PlayStation VR and Daydream will also be coming soon.
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