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The Homestead (Steam VR)

The Homestead (Steam VR)

The Homestead (Steam VR)

System: Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift & Windows MR
Price at Time Of Review: Free
Comfort Rating: Green
Genre: Virtual Tour
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers, Gamepad, Keyboard & Mouse
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: PG
VR Shop Score 1/100: 80

Description: The Homestead is an extremely detailed real-life encapsulation of an iconic art gallery based in Auckland, New Zealand. Next to our other experiences such as Nefertari: Journey to Eternity, this is technically likely the highest level of detail photogrammetry capture in the public domain. Achieving close to photo-realistic sense of truly being there.

The art-work in this lovely Victorian abode was captured independently from the environment. Scanned at a level of detail not demonstrated in any other traditional VR experience. Hence the 24GB file size.

Review: The Homestead is a virtual tour of an art gallery and you will not hear me say what I am about to say about this type of app very often, but it is very impressive! Made with photogrammetry capture all the surfaces look amazing, the building looks as real as it could be and the works of art can be inspected in high-detail even down to the gains of paint on some of the artworks, it’s that impressive. While it is not going to be for everyone’s taste it is something you can show off in Vr without it being too nauseating for people. If only every VR art galley app was this good I feel the genre would really take off.

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