Redpill VR is a social VR music experience platform, similar in concept to Wave (formerly known as TheWaveVR). According to their website:
Redpill VR recently closed its Series B funding in early 2019 through a private strategic investor. We are currently building an Unreal 4 VR development team for our Los Angeles studio and are hiring for the following positions:
Senior Gameplay Programmer
Senior Environment Artist
Senior Network Programmer
Hmmm…sounds to me like they still need to hire a whole lot of people to actually build the damn thing! There’s no indication on the website as to when they expect to launch this platform. However, Redpill VR is already giving early demos to a few people:
Frankly, I wanted to slap this guy for his behaviour (among other things, he makes a remark about sexual harassment in VR which I found rather crude and tasteless). But this video does give you at least an idea of what Redpill VR will be all about, and a few visuals of what it will look like.
Here’s a few more images from their website, which I assume are closer to concept art than screen captures taken from the actual product:
Hello! We are a group of academic researchers who are conducting a research project about social VR. The project is about understanding why people use social VR, how they interact with one another in social VR, and how social VR supports their social needs, identity construction, and relationship building. If you have experienced any social VR platforms/applications/environments and are willing to be interviewed, please contact us and we will send you the information sheet, which provides more details about this research. You will be paid a $20 Amazon gift card after the interview is completed.
An hour in the metaverse needs to be better than – an hour on Facebook – an hour on Instagram – an hour on Twitter – an hour on YouTube – an hour on Netflix – an hour in Fortnite – an hour in anything we have now
I got a tip from VR artist Rosie Summers (whom I follow on Twitter) to watch a nine-minute TEDxLeicester talk by VR filmmaker Alex Rühl, who talks about the impact of virtual reality in a powerful, personal message:
It’s so good, and frankly it’s criminal that it only has 2,743 views so far! So I thought I would bring it to your attention. If you still think that VR is just a gimmick, or a technology that is limited in use, then you need to watch this video. If you’re a true believer like me, watch it anyway!