Tonight on the Intel CES press convention a brand new Ready Player One VR expertise was introduced in growth by the Sansar group at Linden Lab in collaboration with Warner Bros. as a direct tie-in for the upcoming function movie. Earlier right now on the HTC Vive press convention I obtained the prospect to go hands-on with it for myself.

Fans of the unique e-book by Ernest Cline will bear in mind some of the continuously visited places was Aech’s digital basement. In the e-book, Aech is Wade Watts’ (the primary character) greatest pal and the basement is kind of like a digital manifestation of all of their most favourite items of popular culture historical past. Now as an alternative of the basement, apparently the movie offers Aech a large warehouse-sized storage to retailer his gear as an alternative.

When you think about there must be a digital storage place for issues just like the Battlestar Galactica ship and the Iron Giant (each of which I obtained to face proper subsequent to, craning my neck upwards to see) the change is smart. Although I want there weren’t so many adjustments between the e-book and the movie, I suppose that’s Hollywood for you.

Like most different Sansar environments this Ready Player One scene is a social house and you’ll stroll round and take a look at the film set identical to you’re truly standing there. Jason Gholston, Director of Business Development at Sansar, defined that they labored instantly with Warner Bros. to painstakingly recreated each element of the set. In this manner, that is virtually like a behind-the-scenes take a look at the movie.

In the film every shot goes to be zoomed in on the characters and restrict how a lot fo the entire set you possibly can see, however on this VR atmosphere you’re free to stroll round and discover each inch at your personal tempo. In truth, Gholston advised me that they have been in a position to cram much more popular culture Easter eggs and references into the VR storage than there are within the movie for the straightforward motive that gamers can see extra of it than viewers can.

When pressed for extra particulars, representatives from Intel and Vive each advised us that extra is coming in the best way of Ready Player One content material, so this isn’t every thing that they’ve obtained deliberate. For a film this large with such direct tie-ins to fashionable VR, it seems like some completely large advertising and marketing alternatives are getting left on the desk if extra direct movie tie-in experiences aren’t launched within the coming months.

Players can try the complete Ready Player One storage VR location in Sansar proper now. Let us know what you assume down within the feedback under!

Tagged with: CES, prepared participant one, Sansar

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