WebbVR: The James Webb Space Telescope Virtual Experience (Steam VR)

WebbVR: The James Webb Space Telescope Virtual Experience (Steam VR)

System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: Free
Comfort Rating: Green
Genre: Interactive Experience
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: PG
VR Shop Score 1/100: 65

Description: The wonders of space defy description – so see it for yourself! Explore the universe like never before in the fully immersive WebbVR experience. The James Webb Space Telescope and its infrared-light perception of the cosmos are simulated using NASA data, along with bonus information and interactive learning experiences.

You can visit the James Webb Space Telescope at its orbit point beyond the Moon, 1 million miles from Earth, set against an accurate backdrop of the Solar System. Fly up-close to Webb’s beautiful golden mirrors, and look out from its perspective on the universe. You can also compare Webb with the Hubble and WFIRST space telescopes. Info hubs within the VR environment provide more information about each mission.




Review: ‘WebbVR: The James Webb Space Telescope Virtual Experience’ is supposed to be a VR experience all about the things studied and indeed seen by the James Webb Space Telescope. But you will be surprised just how much of this basic app isn’t from that said telescope. Putting that niggle aside it has some nice educational content, it looks OK and its pretty simple to navigate your way around it. The good news is this is free for anyone who might have an interest in this sort of thing, but most people will not find it fun, nor educational at all.



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