Last week VRFocus reported on the news that a new virtual reality (VR) experience based on this month’s blockbuster movie release, Jurassic World, is heading to the Gear VR mobile head-mounted display (HMD). The piece is expected to be on display at Best Buy retail locations around the USA from tomorrow, when the movie itself also opens. Now some new images of the experience have arrived, providing news details about the experience itself and its creators. Said images can now be seen below.
The logo for the Jurassic World VR experience, revealed by Movie Pilot, confirms that the piece has been created by Felix & Paul Studios. VR fans will recognise the studio from a number of other Gear VR experiences, such as those based on Cirque Du Soleil and the recent promotional video for the Reese Witherspoon movie, Wild. It also reveals the name for the piece as Jurassic World: Apatosaurus. As that name suggests, the piece grants viewers a meeting with this particular dinosaur in a wooded environment, using a combination of real footage and CG for the dinosaur itself.
It’s not yet clear if this experience might someday release on consumer Gear VR sets. Currently there are two types HMD available, one for Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 enlarged smartphone and another for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge flagship handsets. Samsung and partner Oculus VR are expected to launch a new version of the device later this year that will be a ‘full consumer’ kit. It’s expected that this new version will support Samsung’s as-of-yet unannounced Galaxy Note 4 successor, the Galaxy Note 5.
Jurassic World itself stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard and is the fourth instalment in the popular Jurassic Park franchise. VRFocus will continue to follow any and all applications for Gear VR, reporting back with the latest updates on them.