This year at Gamescom, which is the biggest annual games trade show in Europe, VR (virtual reality) was the dominant way to play. PlayStation had a dedicated and huge VR booth, with just as dedicated and huge waiting lines consequently.
During my visit, I had the chance to try PlayStation VR and Oculus Rift. On VR I tried two actual games: both Robinson The Journey and Resident Evil 7. On the Oculus Rift it was more of a 7 minute tech demo. Both were awesome to experience. This got me thinking about the way Virtual Reality WILL eventually influence our daily lives, and our daily work lives in IT.
Microsoft announced HoloLens (which actually is more AR than VR) a while back and LinkedIn’s CEO Jeff Weiner, already promoted HoloLens a bit, but that’s probably completely unrelated to the fact that LinkedIn was also acquired by Microsoft recently…
Some new ways of how VR can affect “work” are already starting to show. For example, using the HoloLens with Citrix, using it for training and educational experiences and preparing astronauts for their next trip to Mars.
Though Gamescom and the VR that was on show were solely gaming related, I can definitely see VR, and also AR in the case of HoloLens, as a new way of work, combined with gestures, touch, voice and bots. What do you think is the new workspace of the future?
PS: don’t forget to check out PS VR or Oculus Rift yourself! Because seeing IS believing.
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Written by Dereck Breuning, our Chief Executive Officer.