Pixar are one of the most respected animation studios in the world, widely credited with being pioneers in the world of CGI animation. The company is taking its first steps into virtual reality (VR) with a new VR experience created to tie-in to upcoming animated film Coco. Some places in the US will even be able to check out the experience early.
Coco is inspired y the vibrant colours and artwork used in the Dia de los Muertos celebrations in Mexico, Coco follows a boy called Miguel who dreams of being a brilliant musician. He faces obstacles along his way, though, and Miguel unravels the history of his family through a journey into the Land of the Dead.
Coco VR was announced as part of the Oculus Connect conference, and is due to be launched on Oculus Rift on 15th November, and Samsung Gear VR on 22nd November, which is also the date the film is due to be released in the USA.
For users who are not keen on waiting, however, as there will be certain events that will let people get a look at the Coco VR experience. The events and locations involved are as follows:
- Día de los Muertos festivals in Los Angeles, New York City, Houston, Phoenix, Dallas, San Antonio, Oakland and Chicago beginning Oct. 28
- Camp Flog Gnaw Music Festival in Los Angeles on Oct. 28-29
- Select Disney Stores and movie theaters nationwide through Nov. 22.
A trailer for Coco VR can be viewed below.
VRFocus will bring you further information on Coco VR as it becomes available.