Australian Man Wants To Set World Record For Longest Time Spent In VR

Australian man becomes one with the machine, breaks record for time in #VR via @Hero_Kvatch

  • A lot of people can’t spend more than four or five minutes in VR without getting tired and needing to come out, but Australian YouTuber Jack McNee wants to spend well over a full day inside an HTC Vive.
  • For the same reasons anyone does something for a stupidly long amount of time; to break a world record and to raise money for charity.
  • To set a new world record McNee has to spend longer than 25 hours, 24 minutes, and 18 seconds inside VR.
  • But McNee wants to go a step further and spend a total of 36 hours inside VR.
  • Still, with so much time to kill we might get creative with our Tilt Brush requests for McNee.

Austrailian YouTuber Jack McNee is going to attempt to break the world record for the most time spent within a VR headset next week.

@UploadVR: Australian man becomes one with the machine, breaks record for time in #VR via @Hero_Kvatch

A lot of people can’t spend more than four or five minutes in VR without getting tired and needing to come out, but Australian YouTuber Jack McNee wants to spend well over a full day inside an HTC Vive.

Why? For the same reasons anyone does something for a stupidly long amount of time; to break a world record and to raise money for charity. McNee wants to add his name to the Guinness World Records for the Longest Videogame Marathon on a Virtual Reality Game System, and he won’t even be doing it from the comfort his own home. Instead, he’ll kick off his attempt at The VR Corner in Sydney on April 1st (we’re pretty sure this isn’t an April Fools), and he’ll be streaming the whole thing in an effort to raise money for The Reach Foundation. The organization works with young people, and McNee wants to raise at least $1,000 to help them do so.

To set a new world record McNee has to spend longer than 25 hours, 24 minutes, and 18 seconds inside VR. That’s the time currently held by the UK’s Georgie Barrat, who took on the record for The Gadget Show. But McNee wants to go a step further and spend a total of 36 hours inside VR. In that time, he’ll be inside Google’s Tilt Brush creative app, creating art at the request of an audience online. Others are welcome to come and watch him during his attempt.

If he’s successful then we’re willing to bet he’ll hold the record for some time; we certainly don’t have any desire to spend over a day and a half inside a headset. Still, with so much time to kill we might get creative with our Tilt Brush requests for McNee.

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Australian Man Wants To Set World Record For Longest Time Spent In VR

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