There are now numerous 360 degree videos available on YouTube as the installation of virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays (HMD) like the Samsung Gear VR and Google Cardboard grows. The Cardboard especially, has been prolific due to its low cost and the fact that thousands have been given out at various consumer events over the last few months. Now a new 360 degree video has popped up that adds a comedy element to the mix called Teleportaled.
Mixing sci-fi and comedy Teleportaled revolves around three friends who find a device in a warehouse, (this device is the 360 degree camera) which when pressed transports the trio to various locations in a flash. From a funfair at night to a beautiful sunset beach the friends can seemingly travel wherever they like, unfortunately they have no idea how it works and no control over where they are teleported to.
The video was created and produced by PAVR Media and is the company’s first 360 degree video available on YouTube. As with most 360 degree videos now, if you’re watching on a suitable browser then you can control the 360 element via the mouse or WASD keys. If viewing with a HMD on a compatible smartphone, then via the YouTube app the screen can be changed to split-screen to enable the full VR immersive effect.
The video can be seen below, and VRFocus will continue to report the latest announcement regarding 360 degree video and VR as they happen.