The technology is known to induce nausea in some users, and Red Bull’s ‘extreme’ approach is unlikely to agree with everyone
The technology is known to induce nausea in some users, and Red Bull’s ‘extreme’ approach is unlikely to agree with everyone

Red Bull's new extreme sports VR platform is not for the faint-hearted

It attempts to replicate some of the most exhilarating outdoor experiences for armchair fans, including cliff diving, skiing, helicopter aerobatics and urban exploration

Aatif Sulleyman
Wednesday 01 February 2017 19:31
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Red Bull Media House has launched its own virtual reality platform, and it requires a strong stomach.

With a focus on extreme sports, it attempts to replicate some of the most exhilarating outdoor experiences for armchair fans, including cliff diving, skiing, helicopter aerobatics and urban exploration.

You can access all of the above at Red Bull VR.

It’s available on desktops, tablets and smartphones, but you’ll undoubtedly get the best experience by slotting your handset into a VR headset, such as Google’s Cardboard.

Before you do, however, it’s worth sampling a selection of slightly less extreme VR experiences, which you can easily track down through the 360-degree filter on YouTube.

The technology is known to induce nauseous feelings in some users, and Red Bull’s ‘extreme’ approach is unlikely to agree with everyone.

The company, meanwhile, has promised to keep updating its VR portfolio with new sport, travel and music 360-degree content.

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