While there might be many tech companies getting excited about 5G technology and what it can achieve, for the average person on the street 5G is that exhilarating. Which is why companies like AT&T and Ericsson have been looking at new ways of promoting the technology and what it can do. They’ve teamed up with Intel, Warner Bros. and DC Comics to showcase 5G at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 in Barcelona this month using a mixed reality (MR) experience featuring Batman and Super-Villain The Scarecrow.
After making its debut during last month’s Sundance Film Festival New Frontier exhibition, Felix & Paul Studios’ 360-degree film Marshall from Detroit featuring 15-time Grammy winning musician Eminem, will be arriving later today for Oculus Rift, Oculus Go and Samsung Gear VR.
Marshall from Detroit is a 21-minute experience produced in conjunction with Oculus. Featuring Marshall Mathers (Eminem) and Sway Calloway and directed by Caleb Slain, you join Eminem on a night ride through Detroit with an up-close-and-personal view into the rapper’s thoughts and views on the city
Better known for its immersive sports coverage, NextVR does, in fact, specialise in broadcasting a range of live events in 360-degrees. To help widen its content roster the company has announced a collaboration with Central Station Records (CSR) to provide electronic music fans up-close-and-personal access to some of the best artists around.
The partnership will see NextVR studios produce an exclusive show hosted by Emmy-nominated personality Alex Hudgens. With content captured and produced by NextVR in a 3D stereoscopic VR format, the show will be accompanied by other on-demand VR experiences featuring renowned Australian DJ Brooke Evers, musical group Killer Hertz and VIP access into Tokyo’s best nightclubs.
Japanese developer MyDearest Inc. held a successful Kickstarter campaign for its virtual reality (VR) novel Tokyo Chronos last summer, managing to raise over $90,000 USD from 970 backers. Now the studio has launched a Steam page for the title and with it a free demo for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive owners.
Tokyo Chronos is scheduled to launch on 20th March 2019, with PC users now able to download a teasing preview of the mystery novel experience – the full title will also support PlayStation VR and Oculus Go.
When it comes to social virtual reality (VR) apps one of the most successful has been vTime which initially debuted on Samsung Gear VR back in 2015. The company has just announced its latest update, adding augmented reality (AR) to the experience to make it cross-reality, whilst seeing a name change to vTime XR.
The addition of AR into the vTime XR system means that for the first time people using VR headsets or smartphones can now connect in one virtual space. vTime XR users now have the freedom to choose the option of AR, VR or 2D magic window mode.
If you put together a list of top brands that companies would love to be associated with, then Star Wars has to be high on that list, with a dedicated following of fans the world over. When it comes to virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) the franchise has already graced The VOID with Star Wars: Secret of the Empire, there’s the to be released Star Wars: Vader Immortal, and Lenovo even released the Mirage AR headset just for Star Wars: Jedi Challenges. Today, ILMxLAB has announced the release of Star Wars: Project Porg, a free experience for Magic Leap.