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Hollywood Examines Future of Storytelling at View Conference

The potential for advances in technology to help create and share new types of stories, as well as diversity and inclusion, were key themes during a discussion of the future of storytelling at the View VFX and animation conference, which is taking place this week in person in Turin, Italy, and virtually via a livestream. […]

NBCUniversal Inks Multiyear Deal With Meta to Bring ‘The Office,’ Blumhouse IP to VR Devices

NBCUniversal has struck a multiyear deal with Meta to bring virtual reality experiences based on its IP to the company’s Meta Quest devices, Meta executives said on Tuesday. The experiences will be based around NBCU’s The Office; Blumhouse, which will release the latest entry in its Halloween franchise this week; Universal Monsters, which includes characters […]

Artemis I Launch: How an Emmy-Winning Team is Prepping a Virtual Reality Livestream

As NASA prepares for Monday’s scheduled launch of its Artemis I rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, coverage plans include a unique live stream in virtual reality. Artemis I is the first, unmanned test flight of NASA’s Artemis moon exploration program, and the integrated Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft is targeted […]

Foo Fighters to Perform VR Concert After Super Bowl

The Foo Fighters are going virtual. The band is set to perform a virtual reality concert after the Super Bowl on Sunday at 8 p.m. PT — or whenever the football game finishes — on Horizon Venues, a VR app available on the Meta Quest headsets. The 180-degree VR concert will feature the Foo Fighters […]

Tiffany Haddish Joins VR Fitness App Supernatural as Guest Coach

Are you ready to sweat with Tiffany Haddish? The actress, comedian and virtual reality fitness enthusiast has been tapped as a guest coach for Supernatural, a subscription VR fitness app for the Meta Quest (formerly known as the Oculus Quest). Beginning Jan. 1, 2022, Haddish will lead users in four virtual workouts — boxing, cardio, […]

Tilda Swinton to Narrate VR Project Exploring Weight of Mental Illness

Tilda Swinton is narrating a virtual reality experience set to premiere at the 78th Venice International Film Festival in September. From U.K.-based Anagram Studios and Paris production company Floréal Films, Goliath: Playing With Reality is a 25-minute animated VR experience directed by Barry Gene Murphy and May Abdalla that explores the weight of mental illness […]

‘Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge’ VR Sequel ‘Last Call’ Gets New Trailer, Fall Release

ILMxLAB has released new details and a teaser trailer for the next and final chapter in the Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge virtual reality game, which will launch this fall on Oculus Quest. Entitled Last Call, the sequel from Lucasfilm’s award-winning immersive entertainment studio is an expansion of players’ previous journey around the […]

Venice Film Festival Unveils Virtual Reality Lineup

The Venice International Film Festival has unveiled the lineup for the 2021 Venice VR Expanded section, the virtual reality sidebar that runs alongside the prestigious cinema event. A total of 37 projects from 21 countries will screen during this year’s VR Expanded event, including 23 works in competition. Competition works range in length from the […]

Harry Potter New York Virtual Reality Experiences Realize the Magic of the Wizarding World

A little over a month after the three-floor, 21,000-square-foot Harry Potter New York opened its storefront in New York City’s Flatiron District, it’s giving Harry Potter and wizarding world fans the chance to try two new magically immersive virtual reality experiences. Created by WarnerMedia in a joint effort with leading VR-company Dreamscape Immersive, interactive software […]