Virtual reality (VR) movie theatre platform Bigscreen has announced its next movie night showing will be Stargate Origins.
Bigscreen released back in 2016 for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive and has quickly grown to be a must have app for any VR user. By allowing people to enter a virtual movie theater, Bigscreen has brought the experience of going out to see a film into virtual space and created a social platform. Users can create their own rooms to invite friends into and sit back to enjoy a good film or show together in VR. Thanks to the Big Rooms Update last month users can now even make rooms that support up to 12 users at the same time.
The Stargate Origins showing will allow users to watch the first two episodes of the series along with some behind-the-scenes content and trailers. Showtimes will start every 30 minutes from 6PM Eastern on Thursday 8th March, until 3AM Eastern on Sunday 11th March. There is no need to sign-up or purchase a ticket for the showing as anyone is able to jump into Bigscreen and join in. Take note that the showing of Stargate Origins will only be available in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, New Zealand, and Australia. Additionally, only those running Windows 10 will be able to partake in the screening as well.
Of course a supported VR headset is required as well meaning you will need an Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, all SteamVR-compatible headsets and all Windows Mixed Reality (MR) headsets. The Bigscreen application is available for free via the Oculus Store, Steam and the Microsoft Store.
For those who cannot make the showing you will be able to watch all of Stargate Origins and Stargate Command via video on demand (VOD) within Bigscreen. There is currently work be done to provide regular, weekly content in 2018 which will include both paid and free screenings of movies, TV shows and video content. This is being done thanks to Bigscreen’s work with studios like MGM and Paramount Pictures to ensure that users will have access to a wide range of 2D and 3D content. Back in December of last year Bigscreen had a showing of Top Gun 3D as well, which gives you an idea of the sort of content they are hoping to provide more often.
VRFocus will bring you more updates on this in the future so stay tuned for more.