With Valve's claims that brain-interfacing VR technology is closer to reality "than we realize" (for both in-brain chips and external headsets), I started to think last night:
(Hypothetical time!) What if there was a VR game that used brain-interfacing technology to created a fully immersive experience in Equestria?
This game would be something like this:
Imagine not having to look at a screen, but rather, seeing the world of Equestria as if your eyes were looking at it in the real life. Instead of feeling your human body while playing, imagine getting the simulated feeling of having a pony body - hooves, ears, fur, tail, wings/horn, even hearing a completely different voice when you speak (voice depending on how you set the game up). In fact, imagine if your brain could be tricked into experiencing events faster than they could happen in real life (such as being able to live 12 days virtually, with only 6 real-life hours passing)?
Gameplay wise, it would likely be a simple slice-of-life game, with interactive dynamic NPCs (possibly even using part of your own brainpower to allow them to function as a real AI) allowing you to truly experience day-to-day life within Equestria. Character wise it could either allow you to live as your own character, or even experience life as one of the canon characters (or even include both options). So if something like this existed, would you play it? Not only that, but how would you play it? Would you play as an OC, or would you want to live a day (or week) in the life of a canon character like Twilight or Pinkie? I'd love to hear everyone's thoughts on something like this.
Now I know a lot of people feel that pretty much all of the 3D pony models are off-key in their own ways, but for me I feel like TheRealDJThed's models come the closest to what the ponies would actually look like in 3D. (However if anyone has different models or art styles that might be a better representation of ponies in 3D, please feel free to include them in your thoughts).