The first record in virtual reality has been set by a man who went on to spend a complete day in virtual reality while playing a game. The time has been recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest spent time in virtual reality continuously.
A living room in an apartment in Los Angeles was set up by Filmmaker Derek Westerman and a team of producers to see if a whole day could be spent in VR wearing the HTC Vive VR headset and using the controllers only to manipulate objects in VR.
Derek then immersed himself into the Virtual world exploring the surroundings choosing the Tilt Brush app instead of sitting through the traditional role play games for an extended period of time. And such an environment is the hardest to spend a whole day in moving around aimlessly through virtual environments unlike those character specific games which let you zone out and keep playing the same game for hours.
The overall experience has been fulfilling however it wasn’t totally smooth as by the 17th hour Derek had started getting bit of vertigo which even made him sick for a while. Around the 21st hour westerman had completely lost himself in VR and started babbling. The complete 25 hours and 2 min view of the experience was directed and displayed on a monitor where his team members could see where he was and how his brushes flourished across the VR space doodling.
The record was achieved on April 7th however it was released on 4th May and is only a matter of time before someone attempts to break this interesting record.