Recently Alex Lackovic, asked Zero Latency, a virtual reality gaming company from Melbourne if they could build him a custom and one-of-a-kind world to propose to his girlfriend Kelly in.
The world Alex asked them to build was her favourite place, a tree outside her grandmother’s house in South Africa.
Over the course of the two weeks, they filmed the whole thing, following the journey from Alex’s first meeting with Zero Latency to create Kelly’s favourite place, to the moment she said ‘yes’.
Zero Latency is a global leader in free-roam, multiplayer virtual reality.
They are an Australian based company with facilities across APAC.
They promise that the digital and real world is meshed seamlessly together, to transport players inside the virtual like never before.
When players move, the game moves with them.
Featuring state-of-the-art wireless technology and motion tracking, they are bringing the next level of gaming.
They put all of this technology together, however, to create the perfect environment for Alex to propose to his now fiance.
They built the world from the ground up and had a very short time to do it.
It may not be perfect but they did an admirable job of recreating the dream setting for Alex.
This proposal is an interesting example of VR is integrating into everyday life.
It's especially interesting to think about the kind of opportunities it offers, as with VR it becomes possible to have that perfect setting, even if it is thousands of miles away.
I think as the technology continues to advance and becomes more detailed, more important life moments will take place within VR.
The technology has incredible potential, it is now just a question of balance.
I do believe that some moments should still be lived out in the 'real world', so a small part of me is afraid that VR may one day cause us to completely disconnect from reality.
Despite my personal fears, this proposal is still very heartwarming.
You can watch the video below: