Vusr has released their immersive 360-degree virtual realty (VR) documentary that invites viewers to experience the world’s largest metal music festival, Wacken Open Air, onto Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.
Set in the Wacken Open Air music festival, which takes place each year in Germany and is the largest festival for metal music, viewers will be able to experience it like never before thanks to the fully interactive VR documentary. Produced by Banger Flims and Secret Location with the participation of the Canad Media Fund, Welcome to Wacken VR is now available on HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.
Welcome to Wacken VR combines the award-winning storytelling of Banger Films and the groundbreaking technology advancements of Secret Location’s VR content distribution platform – Vusr – to deliver a stunning visual experience. The experience tells a story in five parts, allowing viewers to see the festival through the eyes of the fans who are their and truly feel why Wacken Open Air music festival is the best for metal fans around the world. Welcome to Wacken VR features a explosive performance by lead liner Arch Enemy and offers the closest and most immersive experience of the festival without actually being there in person.
Welcome to Wacken VR was original released for Samsung Gear VR and supported iOS and Android devices late last year. With a run time of over 20 minutes, with additional bonus content available to enjoy as well, their is plenty of content for viewers to enjoy whenever they want to. Now with the release on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, the range of platforms available to experience the Wacken Open Air music festival is greater than before and means that the VR music documentary can reach wider audiences.
Talking about the original release last year, Sam Dunn, Director, Banger Films commented: ““Our goal with Welcome To Wacken was to bring viewers closer than ever to that feeling of being at Wacken, to do this, we did something quite simple: we put the cameras up and let them roll. With the advantage of a full 360 perspective, shooting in VR offered us the opportunity to surround the viewer with the sights and sounds of Wacken. Our goal was to put viewers in the beer gardens, party tents, wrestling rings and mosh pits that make the world’s biggest metal festival so unique.”
Welcome to Wacken VR is available for £2.29 (GBP) on the Oculus store for Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR, £2.09 on Steam with support for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive and is £2.99 on iOS and £2.79 on Android.
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