Everest VR was one of the flagship, or at least most recognizable titles to become available for the Oculus Rift. Now it’s back, and with much improved and updated content and features.
Solfar Studios originally released Everest VR for the HTC Vive as a limited demo, and as you can imagine from its name, it enables the viewer to “experience” the highest mountain in the world, but without the cold, cramps and hardships of actually climbing it.
This updated version has added a “God Mode” – this doesn’t give you infinite health and ammo in the traditional game sense, but it does give the viewer a view from a higher perspective, making the experience a lot more panoramic and a lot easier to appreciate.
The update also includes the ability to follow the routes taken by actual climbers when scaling the mountain – a notable route that viewers can follow is the one pioneered by the famous pioneering pair Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay.
On top of these features, the experience is magnified by the exquisite photography gathered and put together by Solfar Studios – over 300,000 photographs were used to form this single experience. This experience will be available for the Rift, Vive, and eventually, the PSVR. Stay tuned.