We have seen the future, and it is now…
Skyrim virtual reality is here. In a recent YouTube video by Cyberith, the company demos Skyrim being played on the Virtualizer — a funky piece of motion tracking equipment that would look sweet in my living room. Alas, the Virtualizer isn’t for sale on Amazon or at my local Best Buy just yet, but I imagine it will be sometime soon (just hope it fits in the back of my minivan). According to the Cyberith website, the Virtualizer:
…provides the user with the most immersive experience of virtual worlds possible – in your own private home. The Virtualizer was developed with the objective to optimize the realistic impression of first-person games. It simultaneously unchains the player from his chair and places him right into the action. Using the Virtualizer yields the opportunity to actively participate in the adventures of your favourite character and for the first time not to be stopped by the borders of your screen.
Skyrim Virtual Reality
Who hasn’t dreamed of taking Skyrim to the next level? The guy in the video is having a blast, moving around and becoming a part of the Skyrim world. True, his Skyrim virtual reality experience consists mostly of launching arrows at the Whiterun citizenry and City Guards, but he’s having fun doing it, laughing as he literally runs away.
I imagine playing a VR version of Skyrim would be both exhilarating and tiring — Skyrim is a big world after all. I think I’d have to get in good shape before climbing the Seven Thousand Steps to High Hrothgar, but at least I wouldn’t have to worry about developing blood clots from marathon gaming sessions (see the Skyrim Fansite article Can Skyrim Kill You? for more information).
So what do you think? Is Skyrim virtual reality cool, and would you play the game on a Virtualizer? Share your thoughts in the Speak You Mind section below. Until next time!