The Shop of the Future VR experience is a series of scenes that tell a simple story of a diamond and its journey onto the finger of a customer. The first scene is a Space Station where users are orientated by the host user. They are then guided to the shop floor where we see a couple looking at rings. The users can explore the scene whilst the host talks about the process. The host user then guides the user through different scenes including the factory where the diamonds are chosen, cut, and polished, and finally back to the shop where we see the customer with the finished ring.
The users are able to teleport around the space with the VR controllers, and can talk to the rest of the group. They can also mute themselves if required. The host user is able to navigate the scenes for the group. It was decided that we wanted the group to be active and present within the experience so we didn’t enable the user to orient their view without physically doing so. This increased immersion and the feel of being a part of the guided group.