The Void — Real Virtual Reality with no limits

VR headsets are all the rage, from Oculus Rift to Samsung Gear VR and even up coming devices from HTC and others. However, there is one major problem with all of these, limits. With these VR headsets you are restricted by the world you actually live in, obstacles can get in your way, you don’t move around by walking, more with a controller in your hand.

The Void is a new company that is building actual entertainment centres that you enter, put on your headset and then walk, jump, run, explore and fight in the new world in which you have just entered. This is the plan anyway and to do this you will be kit out in a serious amount of hardware

The Void’s setup includes a VR headset along with a motion-tracking vest, gloves, a backpack with a laptop in it. This is a lot of equipment and serious technology, but that’s the best part, as this is not meant for home use The Void can pack in super expensive stuff. The Rapture HMD tech being used to develop the experience consists of the following:

  • Dual High-Density Curved OLED Displays (1080p per-eye, initially).
  • Quantum Dots (nearly doubling perceived resolution color range).
  • Custom Optics (proprietary lens-in-lens design).
  • High-Quality THX Headphones (featuring in-game binaural sound design).
  • Super-Gain Inline Microphones (for in-game communications).
  • Proprietary Global Head Tracking Sensors (running at 120Hz).

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The Void has a vision of what they want to achieve:

We live in an age where endless entertainment options exist at our fingertips, yet we still have a real need to get out of the house and share new experiences with our friends and family. At THE VOID you will walk into new dimensions and experience worlds without limits. From fighting intergalactic wars on alien planets, to casting spells in the darkest of dungeons, THE VOID presents the Future of Entertainment. Only limited by imagination, our advanced Virtual-Reality technologies allow you to see, move, and feel our digital worlds in a completely immersive and realistic way. Our Virtual Entertainment Centers (VECs) are coming to major cities throughout North and South America, Asia, Europe and Australia. More than watching a movie or playing a game … in THE VOID you will live an adventure.

While this is certainly not going to be anywhere near Star Trek or the cool VR world seen in Caprica it will certainly be something that I think millions of people would love to try. What do you think, have you ever tried virtual reality, let us know in the comments.

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