With more than 100 countries around the world on lockdown, it’s time to get creative about armchair travel. What better time to pick up your Xbox and explore its mind-boggling in-game worlds?
As in-game graphics get bigger, bolder and better than ever before, a new concept has emerged: digital tourism. (Yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like.) From the comfort of your sofa – which, let’s face it, you may be confined to in early 2020 anyway – digital tourism replicates the feeling of exploring the physical world… the only difference is that you’ll be travelling in the digital dimension.
Even before the coronavirus pandemic, digital tourism was taking off. Immersive graphics had become so realistic, and in-game worlds so vast and beautiful, that the possibilities were endless. Digital tourism not only made travel more accessible than ever before, it was also cheap and environmentally friendly. Best of all, in-game worlds didn’t need to be defined by the laws of Earth – alien worlds, landscapes of the future and apocalyptic ruins were all fair game.
Exploring the virtual worlds of Xbox is a brilliant and novel way to “travel”, and you can even meet up with your friends and play together online to beat the coronavirus blues. Once you’re hooked, you may even want to experiment with some in-game photography – yes, it’s a thing too! You’ll find snap-happy gamers across the globe sharing their in-game shots on dedicated Insta accounts – and we have to say, many of the “photos” really are staggering. Reserve your judgment until you’ve checked out the most beautiful places to visit with Xbox.
What better time to buy the book and start exploring? All proceeds go to SpecialEffect, a charity committed to helping people with physical disabilities connect via gaming and technology access.
Well, what are you waiting for? Put bum to armchair and plug yourself in.
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