Earlier in the week Paramount and IMAX announced that they would be working together to promote The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan’s next movie, Interstellar, using virtual reality (VR) technology. The two have created a touring exhibit using that Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) that is set to travel across the US over the coming month. According to one Reddit user, the experience could also be released for everyone later down the line.
Reddit user yatpay explained that he went to sample the experience a its first stop at AMC Lincoln Square 13, New York. Speaking to the staff on hand, yatpay asked if if the Interstellar experience might be released for people that won’t get the chance to try it. One staff member apparently replied that it may be released much later down the line, perhaps in a year’s time. The Reddit user then asked if it would be make into a ‘full thing’, to which the reply was a yes, although yatpay stressed that the staff member could well be mistaken.
The Interstellar VR experience takes users on a zero gravity ride aboard the Endurance spacecraft as seen in the movie. The story sees mankind go in search of a new planet to live on, with a crew travelling through a wormhole into deep space. The movie stars Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain will be releasing in early November 2014. The VR tour itself has just left its first location in New York and will be heading to Houston to be on show from 17th – 19th October 2014.
VRFocus will continue to follow any further news on the Interstellar VR experience, reporting back with any further updates on it.