At the beginning of the year IMAX opened its first virtual reality (VR) experience centre in Los Angeles, California. Over the course of 2017 more centres have been opened in North America and across the world. While some of the content on offer can be found on home VR headsets IMAX also ensured it had some exclusive experiences, one of which is Justice League VR and naturally there’s a new trailer to showcase some of the features.
The cinematic VR experience allows guests to step into the shoes and master the powers of five iconic DC super heroes: Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash, and Cyborg. Each hero has their own particular mission to complete, so as Batman you must outrace your enemies, fight Parademons as Wonder Woman, face a creature from the deep as Aquaman, stop a ticking bomb as The Flash, or take out enemy drones as Cyborg.
IMAX VR’s Justice League VR isn’t a permanent exclusive however. As VRFocus reported a couple of months ago those who can’t make it to one of the experience centres will be able to play Justice League Virtual Reality: The Complete Experience in December. The content was slated to appear on HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, Google Daydream and PlayStation VR (although these are subject to change), with additional modes and expanded missions, as well as full roomscale tracking for those headsets that support the feature.
The most recent centre to open was in Manchester, UK, at the intu Trafford Centre in collaboration with Odeon Cinemas. There are ten pods setup, each with HTC Vive headsets, 360-degree sound and roomscale tracking. Each experience will range between 8 to 15 minutes in length and alongside Justice League VR guests will also be able to try Star Trek: Bridge Crew Rescue at Perseph, Raw Data, Eagle Flight, Archangel and many more.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of IMAX VR, reporting back with the latest updates.