The Scottish team behind Geekzonia seems to have moved on (or perhaps branched out) to a new social VR project, called Eventual VR. According to their website:
Eventual is a team of techies, VR fanatics, creatives and geeks. We build beautiful, bespoke shared virtual reality environments, fully managed and hosted in the cloud.
In the summer of 2016 our founders hatched a crazy plan to build the worlds first virtual reality comic-con, a world called Geekzonia which users could visit just by strapping on a VR headset and join thousands of other like minded geeks. One of our founders owns a chain of cafe / comicbook shops and was frustrated with the dull limits of physical space and distance (told you we were geeks)! We wanted it to be stunning, social and full of amazing geeky content, events and experiences, basically the matrix for geeks. We spent the next 9 months wearing VR headsets, building environments, testing voice communications and experimenting with innovative server technology until finally Geekzonia launched in beta in March 2017 (you can try it here).
A funny thing happened soon after, as well as world wide press coverage and the start of a loyal fan base of “geekzonians”, companies started asking us if we could build a social VR environment for them too. Although this wasn’t part of the plan (which was to build the matrix for geeks) it seems that the ability to share a virtual experience with large numbers of other people takes VR out of the gaming and entertainment niches and makes it a solution for many real world businesses.
Within weeks we had been approached by events, training, education and media companies and so Eventual was born to build beautiful shared virtual worlds, not just for geeks but for everyone. We’re excited to shortly be announcing the first of many virtual worlds built and powered by Eventual and if you’d like to find out more we’d love chat so feel free to get in touch.
The platform has the following features:
- Multi-user networking
- User authentication
- Integration with all major VR headsets
- User movement and control
- Avatar customization
- Voice communication (VOIP)
- 360 & 2D video streaming
- Fully managed and hosted in the cloud
- Full web-based content management system
- VR Retail / Ecommerce
Here’s a promotional video for the platform:
They have released a demo app for iOS and Android devices for showing properties within virtual reality (which I have not tried).
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