We’ve been waiting months to tell you, but now we’re ready to let the cat out of the bag — development of Moving2Ireland’s virtual reality (VR) software is nearly complete, and soon you’ll be able to use it yourself.
Moving2Ireland VR is the latest development from the innovative team that brought you the Moving2Ireland and Moving2Canada websites, and will give people around the world, including those who have never been to Ireland before, a full virtual experience of what it’s like to live and work in Ireland. The amazing new software is being developed in partnership with the Limerick-based tech start-up, Apollo Fir.
Moving2Ireland VR users will be able to sample from a list of set journeys, including:
- A tour of Temple Bar in Dublin city centre, complete with overpriced pints of Guinness and other rowdy tourists.
- Visiting wild sheep on a farm in the depths of rural county Kerry.
- Sitting in traffic in Cork city during morning rush hour.
- Walking across the Ha’Penny Bridge in Dublin after a night on the town.
- A visit through one of Ireland’s most important culinary landmarks, Supermac’s on Eyre Square, Galway on New Year’s Eve.
- An invigorating boat trip along the River Shannon in Limerick during a torrential downpour.
Users will also be able to create customized journeys from an expanding menu of options, curated nationwide.
“We want to give potential newcomers to Ireland a real-life sample of what life is really like before they arrive. Doing so will help them learn more about Ireland but also potentially to help them choose a potential destination in the country,” says Ray O’Fildapols, who led the project from start to finish.
“We’re very proud of how far Moving2Ireland VR has come in such a short time, and super excited to get it out on the market,” he added.
The free beta version of Moving2Ireland VR is scheduled to be released worldwide this summer.