In the virtual reality (VR) world, live action experiences tend to come in the form of 360-degree movies, whereas VR videogames tends to be rendered in CGI. VR and augmented reality (AR) studio UNLTD is seeking to change that with the results of its partnership with Made with Unity.
The two companies have joined forces to create an interactive, immersive live-action VR experience called TRINITY, which combined footage shot on live-action cameras with 3D VFX produced with Unity’s real-time development platform.
TRINITY was screened at Unity’s offices during the Game Developer’s Conference (GDC) where it attracted praise from those in attendance. The experience was created to be an interactive science fiction VR movie experience that puts the user in a world of robots and AI where humanity has long since vanished.
“Creators like UNLTD are redefining VR cinema. We are so proud to be supporting storytelling of this caliber and experiences like TRINITY, which raise the quality bar for everyone,” said Isabelle Riva, Head of Made with Unity, Unity Technologies.
“Working with Unity has been amazing, and completely accelerated not only our post-production process, but gave us a creative freedom to accomplish things nobody has ever seen before,” said John Hamilton, CEO of UNLTD. “We’re looking forward to partnering up again to make TRINITY a global success.”.
TRINITY had its first trailer shown at the SXSW Film Festival earlier this year, with Hamilton speaking of the rewards and challenges involved in filming in VR, covering both the technical and creative sides of working with new technology.
UNLTD and Made with Unity are continuing the collaborate on marketing for TRINITY, including designing a supporting page for the experience on the Made with Unity website. Further details of other results of the collaboration will be revealed in the next few months.
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