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Flooding An Office In Mixed Reality Looks Pretty Terrifying

April 20, 2019 / Kyle Melnick

Imagine your standing in your bedroom, office, or any other comfortable interior of your choosing. You look down at the floor and watch as the ground begins to move underneath your feet; a thin layer of water slowly starts to rise above your ankles.Before you know it, the water has reached your waste, then your head. Now you’re totally submerged, your vision skewed to the point you can only make out vague silhouettes of large furniture; even your own to hands have become a blur. That’s just a taste of what one developer is working on using HTC’s new Vive Focus Plus 6DoF standalone VR headset. Harnessing power of the dual front-facing passthrough cameras featured on the device, Tony Vitillo—VR/AR developer and owner of Skarredghost.com—developed a simple, but intriguing, mixed reality experience that can best be described as my personal hell on Earth. In a video released as part of a series of tweets documenting the experiments, Tony shows himself using the...