Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality headsets launch tomorrow, and in preparation for the event RYOT has created an all new app for the platform which contains more than 50 of its original experiences.
RYOT has teamed up with Microsoft to be a launch partner for the Windows Mixed Reality Platform, working with Hammerhead VR to create an all-new virtual reality (VR) app. The app marks RYOT’s first-ever native app on a headset, with the 50+ titles ranging from 60 seconds to 10 minutes in runtime.
Content will range from trekking into the northernmost part of the planet in Inside the Arctic to following the journey of a 14-year-old Syrian refugee in Jordan during Bashir’s Dream. All of RYOT’s experiences aim to introduce viewers to new perspectives, regions, cultures and people.
“As the headset platform is a relatively new frontier for us, we wanted to work with a partner that would allow us to develop the RYOT app in a creatively fluid manner,” said Frazer Hurrell, Creative Technologist for RYOT in a statement. “The Hammerhead team blew us away with its approach to creative feedback. Our collaboration is a reflection of our commitment to increasing the availability of creative, high quality VR content to viewers around the world.”