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IKEA VR Experience (Steam VR)

IKEA VR Experience (Steam VR)

IKEA VR Experience (Steam VR)

VR Shop Score – Silver Award

System: Valve Index & HTC Vive
Price at Time Of Review: Free
Comfort Rating: Green
Genre: Interactive Experience
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Standing
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: PG


Description: Put on your VR headset and prepare to explore our kitchen in full 3D. Enjoy walking around and interacting with some parts of it just like you were there. Instantly change the look and feel of the kitchen by selecting a different material finish. Explore the kitchen from a child’s point of view or as a tall person. Find the drawers that can be opened. Pick up a frying pan and place it on the stove. Recycle the vegetable skins in the waste sorting station. Try our “teleport” function.

Review: While I am intelligent enough to see what they were trying to do with IKEA VR Experience I do think VR is not the right technology for their use. This would have been much better with AR technology rather than VR. You can’t order anything, but you do get to see a virtual showroom of sorts to get a feel of how some of the things look. While it is OK (at least it is free) I would have been more impressed if IKEA made a full VR IKEA store and the ability to buy in-app thanks to a website sign in. Maybe one day in the future they will, but for now, this is a good example of what it might look like.

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