While the team at Wargaming is yet to implement virtual reality (VR) support into titles like World of Tanks and World of Warships, the developer has been looking into 360 degree video this year. The company previously released Virtually Inside the Tanks, a 360 degree video series that takes players on a tour of historic vehicles. This week the company has launched another 360 degree video, this time depicting a re-enactment of a World War 2-era battle that can be viewed using the Google Cardboard mobile head-mounted display (HMD).
Clocking in at just under 3 minutes in length, the video gives viewers an in-depth look at a gruelling battle in which tanks push through a hectic fight against heavy weaponry. A number of different angles are shown from both sides, with the viewer able to look around for a complete view as it unfolds. The piece is intended to promote World of Tanks, and experience that Wargaming last year said would only support VR if the technology managed to shift in the region of 5 million units.
Those wanting to view the piece via Google Cardboard will need an Android phone to do so. Using the official YouTube app, viewers can activate a Google Cardboard option, insert their phone into the device and then look around the video as if being there for themselves.
VRFocus will continue to follow Wargaming’s work in VR, reporting back with the latest updates from the company.