The 2015 Consumer Electronic Show (CES) will see new content Gear VR’s smartphone-based virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). Gear VR will feature 3 apps. The three highlighted at CES provide a wide array of experiences. First of all is Marvel: Superpowered a new Marvel experience for virtual reality. Next is The Wild, which is a experience based on the film featuring Reece Witherspoon. Finally is Cirque Du Soleil: Zarkana which allows the user to watch a 360 degree performance of Cirque Du Soleil.
Gear VR is showcasing variety of experiences. Marvel Superpowered acts as a interactive experience that puts players in Tony Stark’s office within the Iron Man Armor. From here you can interact with the screen to play a clip from the motion picture film. You can also press the Iron Man helmet which gives you access to several different objects from the film. When you look at them you will be told what it is through scripted narration.
On the other hand you have film experience Wild featuring Reece Witherspoon about a thousand mile hike across the Pacific Crest Trail after a traumatic event. In the experience you simply sit with the actor and observe the environment.
Finally Cirque Du Soleil: Zarkana allows you to experience a 360 degree show in which you can look around as if you were to watch the show in real life. This experience puts you in the centre of the show and allows you to watch all the action around you develop.
Though these are short experiences it is suggested that these may become more commercial in the months to come. CES is still yet to feature more experiences and VRFocus will keep you updated at CES.