Cross-medium digital entertainment studio The Rogue Initiative (Crowe: The Drowned Armory) and virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR) production company Emblematic Group have begun a partnership to create new immersive content.
Currently the two studios have revealed a couple of ongoing projects, Joan of Arc and Trashed aka Rock and Roll Hotel. The first is told as a political thriller, with the series embodying the famous French heroines strength through a distinctly female perspective in a combined linear television and VR episodic format.
While Trashed aka Rock and Roll Hotel is a VR experience allowing players to relive real-life instances of famous hotel room trashings and participate in the destruction. Set to classic rock songs and hosted by a legendary musician who will historically frame the events, Trashed aka Rock and Roll Hotel will be a blend of fun and nostalgia.
“Rogue Initiative and Emblematic both have incredibly talented teams that share a deep passion for telling amazing stories and pioneering emerging technologies for film, television and immersive content,” said Rogue Initiative Co-Founder and Chief Production and Content Officer Cathy Twigg in a statement. Together we will force multiply our capabilities on a myriad of levels ranging from social impact and science to fantasy and sci-fi.”
“I’m elated at the opportunity of this partnership, to develop projects with another cutting edge XR company that has a powerful woman at the helm,” states Emblematic Founder and CEO Nonny de la Peña. “Both teams bring unique expertise and passion for storytelling using new technologies so I am truly excited about the potential of working together to bring the world awe-inspiring and innovative content that pushes the boundaries of the medium.”
Emblematic Co-Founder James Pallot also adds: “I could not be more thrilled about this partnership. We are at the beginning of the next great leap forward in VR/AR/MR, powered by advances in 5G networks and edge computing, and the possibilities opened up by these technologies are hugely exciting. Partnering with Rogue turbocharges our ability to execute on our creative vision and will allow us to play on a bigger field than ever before.”
As The Rogue Initiative and Emblematic Group continue their partnership, revealing further details on the two projects, VRFocus will let you know.