Virtual Reality

Heating up the glasses – how emotional storytelling could be the future of virtual reality

When you consider the main characteristics of virtual reality games, you will most likely think of physical action and movement. Surround a zombie and cross an obstacle, or take cover and shoot an enemy soldier. Because you’re engaging in physical activity, it’s the fight, not the storytelling, that’s usually the focus of head-mounted experiences, even when the goal isn’t dominance.

As a relatively young and brave medium – tied to an existing and very successful industry – virtual reality is naturally going to rely on adapting what works. And action games, in general, work. As of 2022, the library is dominated by familiar, sometimes brilliant revisions of existing games and properties like Skyrim VR, Resident Evil 4 VR, or LA Noire: The VR Case Files.

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