In October 2016, VRFocus reported on a new virtual reality (VR) platform that had big plans for distributing immersive content called Inception. Now the company has launched the first in a series of 360-degree insider guides featuring some of the world’s most popular cities. The debut video is Time Out Tel Aviv, will give viewers an insight into the local hot spots of Tel Aviv.
The guide allows a user to select from a series of shorts on an interactive map, automatically transporting them to new locations and new guides throughout the city. They can then select a specific guide they wish to tour with or the type of attraction they’re searching for – restaurant, nightlife, etc.
“The Tel Aviv Time Out VR City Guide is just about the coolest way to enjoy Tel Aviv’s best locations to get to know the city,” said Benny Arbel, Co-founder & CEO of Inception. “Through what other medium could you actually jump into a map and receive a fully immersive introduction to the city? Our partnership with Time Out Tel Aviv is the perfect match to make this city guide truly on point and well informed.”
“We are happy to present our users with another exciting way to explore Tel Aviv and help them make the most of the city”, said Yuval Sigler, Editor-In-Chief and Publisher of Time Out Tel Aviv. “Discovering the trendiest venues and most inspiring people in the city has always been a crucial part of our mission statement – now we can do it in one of the most innovative ways, without missing an angle.”
The Inception app is available for download on the Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, Android, iOS and Google Daydream, with support for HTC Vive and PlayStation VR coming soon.
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