Michael Kantack, a developer at South Korea-based indie studio Get Off the Roof, is currently attempting to break the Guinness Record for Longest VR Marathon. Kantack intends on staying 50 hours in his HTC Vive in MakeVR (2017) working on 3D models for the studio’s game.
While attempting to break the record, Kantack has been following strict Guinness World Records guidelines, including a team of officiants with stopwatches and a continuous live stream. He is rationed 10-minute breaks for every hour in VR which can technically roll over to a single 4-hour break max.
The team is livestreaming the attempt now on Twitch. Already 12 hours in at the time of this writing, Kantack seems to be in good spirits, making an efficient use of his time by designing for the studio’s upcoming survival-horror sci fi-western The Wretched.
Kantack and his development team are Air Force veterans stationed in South Korea.
The current record is held by Jack McNee; at 36 hours, 2 minutes and 16 seconds. McNee recently broke the previous record held by technology journalist Georgie Barrat at 25 hours, 24 minutes, and 18 seconds. Check out the record attempt below: