VR company announces D&D debut to virtual reality on Monday

PictureA virtual reality startup has announced that D&D fans can now experience the classic board game online virtually with friends and family for the first time.
Virtual reality software company AltspaceVR announced on Monday that they have partnered with D&D publisher Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hashbro that officially licenses the assets of D&D.

Eric Romo, founder and CEO of AltspaceVR said in a statement,
“D&D is extremely social, which is why we are so excited to offer it in AltspaceVR. Players love it. We’ve seen them hang out together for sessions lasting six hours—previously only developers spent that long in VR.”

​The company claims that playing Dungeons and Dragons in AltspaceVR is just like playing the game around a tabletop with friends in person. Users can create a private game environment where they can gather around a 3D table, controlling individual avatars that represents each player. The VR version of D&D includes familiar figurines, character sheets and terrain tiles that you can build your own maps and adventures with. 

Brand director for Dungeons & Dragons, Nathan Stewart, had this to say about the game’s release,
“AltspaceVR bridges the gap between Dungeons & Dragons video games and physically sitting around a table with friends. You get the same sense of excitement and drama in the AltspaceVR tavern, from laughing at your buddy’s funny goblin voice to watching the d20 bounce and finally land on the natural 20 you needed to hit the beholder terrorizing your party.”

AltspaceVR’s application can be accessed through a variety of VR headsets. For those interested, you can further investigate how it all works and where to sign up by clicking here. You can check out the video below to learn about the most important features of the D&D battlegrid in AltspaceVR.

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