Today’s the day when the eyes of the world are on the US as it inaugurates the 45th President, Donald Trump into office. While the actual ceremony takes place at 5pm GMT today, for those wanting to get a closer look at the new president in the Oval Office, Viveport has released Wide Awake for HTC Vive owners.
Created by developers MacInnes Scott, Wide Awake features a photo-realistic recreation of the next POTUS, allowing you to see him in his new surroundings. Not only have MacInnes Scott created a life-like copy using its proprietary digital human ‘maximum resolution’ replication system, the studio also used Epic Games’ Unreal Engine to render the character and recreate the Oval Office down to the very last detail.
Users can explore the space where America’s destiny has been shaped for the past 78 years, and where the new President will be based for the next four. They’ll be able to walk around and with a torch, discover all the President’s hidden secrets by shining a light on them.
“VR is a new medium with the potential of being a movie or video game, a combination of both or something completely new,” says John MacInnes on Viveport. “We see Trump In VR as art – a tableau vivant, in the American tradition of artists like Edward Hooper in painting, Gregory Crewdson and Cindy Sherman in photography. Unlike a painting and photography, you can interact with the art in virtual reality.”
Wide Awake is free to download and for any further Viveport additions, keep reading VRFocus.