VREAL is the first of its kind, to bring Virtual Reality to a live-streaming platform. They are aiming at allowing streamers of VR to connect with their audience in a more immersive nature. Fans will be able to stand in the same virtual room or game that the streamer is in and watch their progress or walk around and explore the environment.
This breaking of the fourth-wall will be necessary, when more people obtain their own VR headset, whether it be the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift or FOVE. On top of fans being immersed in the same world as the streamer, they would be able to audio-chat, gesturally communicate or obtain digital items from the streamer themselves.
No worries if do not own a hi-powered virtual reality headset, as live-streams can still be viewed on a two-D screen or through mobile VR headsets, such as Google Cardboard or Samsung Gear VR. This is a great way to include and showcase the experience of virtual reality for those who do not own their own VR headset yet.
If you are a developer or content-creator, as stated by VREAL, they “present a platform that allows streamers to create truly captivating gamer-oriented media and allows viewers to experience VR streams.” The live-streaming platform is hardware agnostic as well, meaning whether you are using a Oculus or FOVE, you will still be able to connect with your favorite streamer via VR.
VREAL is planning on hitting Beta stage late 2016, with eleven dedicated minds bringing it to reality, with the help of their testers. RoadToVR commends them with their “unique mashup of virtual reality, game streaming and social interaction feels like something we’ve simply not seen before.”
It is no doubt, VREAL will be a real dream-come-true for live-stream VR gamers and content creators wanting their audience to connect with them in a more immersive level. Go ahead and visit VREAL’s website to learn more about their live-streaming platform.