ANN ARBOR – Ann Arbor has uniquely positioned itself as a “sweet spot” for high tech. In doing so, the city has developed a robust ecosystem for growing industries like XR.
The debut of a new virtual reality experience at Kennedy Space Center next month could be a boon for a team of Orlando video game developers who created it.
Virtual reality offers the promise of putting us smack dab in the middle of any environment imaginable. Some are fictional, like VR games and story modes such as the upcoming Alien: Covenant VR feature. Other VR environments are based on real locations, and allow us to travel to places that are otherwise inaccessible to us and to see into them in new ways.
Every age has its storytelling form, and video gaming is a huge part of our culture. You can ignore or embrace video games and imbue them with the best artistic quality. People are enthralled with video games in the same way as other people love the cinema or theatre. – Actor and Director Andy Serkis (Gollum, Lord of the Rings, Caesar, Planet of the Apes and Supreme Leader Snoke, Star Wars VII)