Nostalgic action-adventure title Ready Player One is due to be released in cinemas on 29th March, 2018. With virtual reality (VR) such an important part of the story of the book and film, naturally there will be VR experiences to complement the release. No less that eight VR experiences inspired by Ready Player One are due to release on HTC Vive.
HTC Vive have worked with several developers to produce a range of experiences in the Ready Player One universe. All eight experiences are due for release in March before the release of the film, and will all be made available on Viveport and Steam for free.
“Ready Player One has inspired both the current and future state of the VR industry and Vive is in a unique position to deliver on the promise of VR today,” said Joel Breton, GM of Vive Studios. “We’ve brought together a group of our favorite developers to bring content inspired by Ready Player One to life in a way that resonates with audiences long after they have left the theater.”
The eight VR experiences are:
- Battle for the OASIS – Developed by Steel Wool Studio
Fight against waves of enemy IOI Sixers to stop them from gaining control of Anorak’s Castle.
- Rise of the Gunters – Developed by Drifter entertainment Inc.
A co-operative adventure where players can battle IOI Sixers to collect coins and power-ups.
- Gauntlet – Developed by Directive Games
A VR take on the classic arcade title. Fight through an endless dungeon filled with undead and collect food to restore your health.
- Smash – Developed by 2 Bears Studio
In-universe, this is the favourite game of OASIS creator James Halliday. Try it out for yourself in VR
- Fracture – Developed by 2 Bears Studio
A VR re-imagining of 80s brick smashing titles that tests spatial awareness and reflexes
- Aech’s Garage – Developed by Sansar
Walk around a VR space inspired by the design for Aech’s Garage created by Industrial Light & Magic for the upcoming film.
- The Distracted Globe Music Experience in TheWaveVR – Developed by TheWaveVR
A VR music experience inspired by the zero-gravity nightclub sequence in the film and the book, featuring 80s visuals and music.
- Ready Player One: Avatar Creator – Developed by Morph3D
Create your own detailed OASIS persona and share the resulting avatar with friends and fellow fans.
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