Earlier this week VRFocus reported on the release of the Eel Creak VR cinema experience, discussing the applications of virtual reality (VR) simulated cinemas. Now a new and even more in-depth VR big screen experience has arrived, Riftmax Theater 4D. The software is now available over on the Oculus VR Share Beta, where it can be downloaded for free on PC with support for the Oculus Rift VR headset. Mac or Linux versions of the title are yet to be confirmed.
Riftmax Theater 4D is described by developer Internow Games as an ‘avatar-driven multiplayer virtual reality social experience’ in which players can meet up and watching content in one of six different types of cinemas. The title features support for voice chat and sharing videos, including 2D, 3D and even 4D experiences, all of which can be created using an editor that accompanies the download.
The title even features support for the Razer Hydra motion controller, allowing for ‘realistic’ control of player avatars. Support for other VR control methods such as the PrioVR fully body motion suit controller, STEM motion controller, Control VR and Virtux’s Omni multi-directional platform are all also planned.
“With Riftmax, there can be a huge number of theaters all operating at the same time,” the developer explained, “allowing for ‘theater hopping’ (if the operator of the theater opens it to the public!). In the future, users will be able to register events and times in the Live Lobby scheduler so others can choose from a number of experiences to attend.”
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