Since the launch of Solfar Studios’ Everest VR experience there was already a bit of talk regarding the high prices of virtual reality (VR) games, but along with the updates that Solfar Studios has posted to make the user experience more involved with the surroundings, there has also been a price cut and a brand new trailer to top it all off.
The updates that were implemented from today onwards include a zooming functions using the trigger buttons: “From a near view scale of 1:50 meters, up to 1:1500 meter scale, this mode gives you a fantastic and varied perspective on one of Earth´s most iconic peaks, not to mention vistas that no human will ever experience in real life! Look out for the little people (aka climbers), if you crouch down in 1:50 scale they´ll come into focus.”
The second update from today is a teleporting function: “Teleport along the historic climbing route used by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in their 1953 expedition, the first succesful attempt on Everest summit. On the Tibetan side of Everest, follow the climbing route along the North Ridge, used by the first Chinese expedition to climb the North Face and reach Everest summit in 1960.”
Now here is the factor that is make or break with most customers: the price drop. Everest VR has reduced from $24.99 (USD) down to $19.99, which is a $5 dollar difference.
Below you can check out the mixed reality (MR) trailer for Everest VR which shows off how close you can get to the nature around you and what you can achieve with these new features.
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Source: Everest VR Falls in Price, Releases MR Trailer & Receives User Movement Updates