While the gaming world has long adopted the VR environment, with gadgets such as the Oculus Rift and such, the world of movies is yet to go full throttle on that subject.
It seems, though, that the process has begun, and Fox Network has announced that it will be adopting the platform, and within that action, it will ready more than 100 titles for the Oculus VR Cinema app, which will be available for viewing on the day of the app launch.
Although, as we understood, the very movies won’t be fully VR, the experience of being in a cinema will. So what you’ll get with this cooperation between Fox and Oculus, is an experience of being in a cinema and watching either 2D or 3D movie projections, while you’re at home, or on a plane, or anywhere else but at the cinema. Which is a bit sad, concerning the ever-falling ticket sale numbers cinemas worldwide have been experiencing since the boom of torrents and piracy.
Among the movies Fox mentioned were Birdman, Alien, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Black Swan, Taken, Die Hard and Predator.
Mike Dunn, president of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment stated that:
VR cinema is a new way of presenting our movies, and has the opportunity to bring in mass market consumers to virtual reality. With Oculus Video, we are leveraging the scale and flexibility of mobile, while continuing to deliver a powerful, emotional experience for consumers.
Aside from Fox, Lionsgate has also announced that they too will jump on the VR train, and we’re looking forward to seeing some of their movies in the VR cinema environment. Here is what the experience will look like.
These movies will be available through the Oculus VR Cinema app, which will be found in the Oculus Store. The app will be supported by Oculus Rift, as well as the Samsung counterpart, Samsung Gear VR.