AUSTRALIA’S premier tech company, Colbury Memorial Hall, is set to launch its “virtual reality” space at its new building in Melbourne’s south.
The company is developing a virtual reality experience that uses a variety of cameras to record the interaction between a human and virtual object, in the hope of developing virtual reality games that could appeal to a younger audience.
It’s the first time the Colbury Hall has launched such a product in Australia, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.
“We are thrilled to be working with the world’s leading technology company to design the first fully virtual reality product,” the company added.
Colbury Hall’s virtual reality technology is based on the work of virtual reality pioneers such as David Chalmers, who created virtual reality experiences for Disney.
A new VR experience is a new frontier, but for Colbury, VR is an important part of the future of entertainment.
“Our aim is to create a product that will entertain a large audience,” the statement read.
“A new generation of VR users will enjoy the experience that Colbury is building.”
In the future, virtual reality could be used in a number of ways, including to help people with disabilities access the world.
The Colbury Virtual Reality Experience uses the HTC Vive VR headset, but is more similar to the Samsung Gear VR, which is available to consumers.
The virtual reality environment, which was designed by a former Google employee, allows users to move around and interact with the virtual object by placing their hands on the virtual world.
“Colbury is the first company to bring this technology to Australia and we’re proud to have our technology developed by such a respected industry leader,” the Colburys said in its statement.
The first virtual reality show is scheduled to be aired in March.