The concept of turning on a screen to watch content on a virtual screen within might sound a little redundant, but with virtual reality (VR) it offers users the chance to capture the experience of viewing content in new and atmospheric ways. Indie developer Polytronik Studios has capitalised on this idea with its release of the Eel Creek Cinema Experience on the official Oculus VR Share beta, complete with support for the Oculus Rift VR headset.
The experience can currently be downloaded for free on PC. It places players in an outside VR movie theatre at night, allowing them to sit in a range of seats throughout the space and watch an enlarged screen, which is showing the developer’s Eel Creek animated short film. Players can stand up and move around the area while the film players, switching seats as the film players on repeat.
It’s a concept that’s been explored by a few companies in the past, though this is the perhaps the most readily available version of the concept. Will there come a time when players slip on a VR headset to head to virtual theatres to watch the latest release with their friends? VRFocus will continue to follow any and all applications of VR, reports back with all of the latest news and updates.