Skateboarding has always been about pushing boundaries, defying gravity, and showing off sick tricks. But now, thanks to the creative minds at Niantic and Reality Crisis, it's time to take skateboarding to a whole new level with the world's first augmented-reality skateboard game - Rodney Mullen's SKATRIX!
If you think you've experienced it all with augmented reality, think again. This game is set to unleash a whole new era of skateboarding madness. And who better to inspire this digital skate revolution than Rodney Mullen himself? The man who brought us the ollie and the kickflip is joining forces with Niantic to redefine the way we shred.
Picture this: you're strolling down the street, and suddenly, you spot a virtual skatepark right in front of you. With SKATRIX, you'll be able to explore the real world and collect skatepark elements, turning your surroundings into an endless skateboarding playground. Just imagine grinding rails in parking lots, pulling off mind-bending tricks inside washing machines, or even kickflipping over a herd of virtual elephants. The possibilities are as endless as your imagination (and the battery life on your device).
Now, before you rush out to buy the Apple Vision Pro mixed-reality headset, let's address the elephant in the room. Yes, it comes with a hefty price tag of $3,500 and is about as portable as a grand piano. Imagine strutting down the street, looking like a futuristic snowboarder from the future. Not exactly inconspicuous, is it? And let's not forget the risk of someone snatching it off your head and zooming away on a real skateboard. Talk about a high-tech heist!
But fear not, my fellow skaters! Niantic and Reality Labs have got your back. They understand that not everyone wants to rock Apple's ski goggles on their face while cruising around town. That's why they're also bringing SKATRIX to standard mobile devices, including iOS and Android smartphones. Now you can shred the virtual skatepark without looking like a cybernetic snowman.
The details of the gameplay are still a bit hush-hush, but here's the scoop: you'll be able to create your own custom skateparks and share them with fellow skaters. Collaborate with friends, challenge each other to insane trick competitions, or simply marvel at the awe-inspiring creations of the skateboarding community. Whether you're a hardcore skater or a casual player, SKATRIX promises to deliver an exhilarating experience that will keep you coming back for more.
So, when can you get your hands (or should I say, feet) on this virtual skateboard? Rodney Mullen's SKATRIX is set to hit the digital streets sometime this year. Get ready to embark on a wild ride filled with gravity-defying stunts, jaw-dropping locations, and the sheer thrill of pushing the limits of what's possible.
And let's not forget about the Apple Vision Pro itself. This cutting-edge device is about to become a playground for all kinds of mind-blowing apps. Not only will you be able to shred in SKATRIX, but you'll also have access to Microsoft's entire 365 productivity suite right from your futuristic eyewear. Need to hop on a Zoom call while doing a kickflip? No problem! With 600 apps available at launch, the Apple Vision Pro is guaranteed to revolutionize the way we work, play, and experience the world around us.
So, my fellow skaters and tech enthusiasts, get ready to step into a world where the virtual and the real blend seamlessly. Rodney Mullen's SKATRIX is about to rewrite the rulebook on skateboarding and take it to dizzying new heights. Strap on your virtual helmet, grab your digital skateboard, and prepare to shred like never before. The future of skateboarding awaits, and it's going to be one hell of a ride!