Last month VRFocus reported on THE VOID, Madame Tussauds, and Sony Pictures announcing a virtual reality (VR) experience would be held at Madame Tussauds New York for the upcoming movie sequel Ghostbusters. Called Ghostbusters: Dimension the VR project will be launching in a couple of days time and now new screenshots have been released.
Ghostbusters: Dimension has been made with the Unity videogame engine and uses THE VOID’s proprietary technology, strapping visitors into the company’s rapture vest and VR backpack for a fully wireless experience.
“This is precisely the kind of innovative use of VR that Unity is now powering with our 3D engine and platform,” said Clive Downie, CMO Unity Technologies. “With an untethered VR experience that allows people to roam freely and interact with a physical world that matches the digital one they are seeing, consumers will have whole new levels of delight as they lose themselves in another realm. It’s giving presence to interactive storytelling putting people into the Ghostbusters world with high definition, high frame rate high excitement action, powered in part by Unity.”
“The Ghostbusters world is the perfect fit for THE VOID because you literally strap our RAPTURE gear on and it turns into your proton pack and proton gun,” said James Jensen, Chief Visionary Officer at THE VOID. “One of the key components to powering this experience is a powerful 3D engine, and Unity was the obvious choice. Their VR platform allowed us to rapidly iterate on our ideas, while offering us an editor that lets us focus on storytelling instead of being bogged down in writing a lot of code.”
The new screenshots below showcase some of the areas players will be able to explore and hunt ghosts, from Arnolds apartment to up on the rooftops of New York City.
Ghostbusters: Dimension will be open to the public on 1st July 2016, and VRFocus will continue reporting on the latest news from THE VOID.