There is a similar feature request, but I want to create a post with lots of details about a virtual reality version of infinite flight.
Virtual Reality is undoubtedly the next phase for gaming. Companies like Oculus and Google dominate the market. (Oculus does Oculus rift, Gear VR, and a few others…Google does Cardboard and the upcoming VR “Daydream”) Virtual Reality is booming like nobodies business. Google Cardboard is a virtual reality headset (made out of cardboard) for only $15 and is compatible with iOS and Android. Having a virtual reality version of Infinite flight would be very good for multiple reasons.
Great marketing strategy. Infinite flight would easily dominate the flight simulator market for VR. There are very few flight Sims for cardboard (let me make it clear that you NEED a computer for oculus rift. For gear and cardboard you only need your phone).
For the players, what would be better than flying a plane on a device? Flying a plane…like you are really there! The ability to look up down, side to side, front and back would add a very amazing and immersive experience. For cardboard (I only know because I make my own videos and I own one) the way you selevt items is you look at it, that it. That highlights the item. To click it you tap the screen using a little hole in the top corner. I admit, it may be difficult to find a easy way. We could jump that hurdle when we get to it. The sounds, the views, the thrill. It’s all there with VR.
Flying an real plane is commonly not accessible to many of the players. Virtual Reality can fulfill this dream of flying. The top of the line flight simulator app mixed with an immersive virtual reality experience is like an early birthday present for many. This gives people to opportunity to really experience what it feels like to fly.
I’m no coder, so hopefully one of the programmers out here can fill me in: how hard would it be to convert infinite flight to VR? Impossible? Not too bad?
Something I came across while writing this post is…how the heck would we turn the plane? Lol. There could be a button to lock the plane (so you can look around, etc) and to unlock (so you can turn the plane by moving your head) I don’t really know.
The Virtual Reality world is relatively small. If infinite flight jumped ahead of the tide, to get in first that would be great from a busines perspective, and all of these virtual reality nuts (like me) and many others.
Of course you don’t have to fly in VR, it would just be an added option.
Just my request to make the lovely world of Infinite Flight, into a more immersive, realistic simulator. Again, I focused on cardboard with this request only because I own one, and do work with it, such as photography, etc.
Feel free to criticize or agree, or whatnot.
Cheers, Thomas Galvin.