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New encounters await on VR worlds.

On October 13, 2020, the Facebook brand Oculus released its latest VR headset, the Oculus Quest 2!

I have a long history with VR.

It started back in 2016. After seeing the Tilt Brush, a brush developed at The Lab at Google Cultural Institute in Paris that lets you draw pictures in VR space, I opened a physical gallery in Tokyo to exhibit never-before-seen “VR art.”

For the details, please see the blog article below.

So just how epoch-making is this new Oculus Quest 2? Well, first of all, there’s the price! It’s ¥37,180! That’s one-third of the price four years ago.

What’s more, you don’t need to connect the device to a PC. And there are no cables!
From 2016 to 2017, to demonstrate the potential corporate marketing use cases of VR art, we traveled to Singapore, Bangkok, Jakarta, Dubai, Manila, and other Asian countries.

Each time we traveled, we would get stopped up at the airport for our heavy equipment. At our destination, we would then struggle with local power supply and internet connectivity problems. Despite all this, we succeeded in finding many clients, including Google global events, Coca-Cola in Thailand, Disney in Indonesia, and Cartier in Japan.

Of course, we were also able to find plenty of investment for the gallery. Hahaha!

Even now, some of the artworks (Aimi Sekiguchi, Ayako Takagi) can be viewed with the Oculus.

* All of the other VR art can be viewed with the HTC VIVE Consumer Edition.

The Oculus device can also be used to view a rich variety of VR content on YouTube VR.
Prime Video also offers a stimulating selection of VR content. You can watch Netflix too, but, for some reason, there are no VR titles!

I also want to try out some of VRChat’s communities.