The popular AT&T Audience network series Mr. Mercedes, produced by Sonar Entertainment, is set to return to the San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) this year to showcase the Mr. Mercedes Immersive Experience. The showcase will also see the cast and creators of season 2 of the show attending the event as well as join in the experience along with show panels.
The Mr. Mercedes Immersive Experience will offer fans a chance to get a glimpse into the past and a peak into the future of the AT&T Audience Network original series based on the trilogy of books by Stephen King. Fans will step into a virtual reality (VR) escape room gaming experience dubbed Mr. Mercedes: Lair Escape on the HTC Vive Pro and immerse themselves into the show. Those looking to experience an augmented reality (AR) adventure videogame can do so with the Mr. Mercedes: Finders Keepers AR title in which players will need to collect clues in order to unlock never-before-seen content and special prizes.
In total, the Mr. Mercedes Immersive Experience will feature a number of different elements. This includes the Mr. Mercedes: Lair Escape and Mr. Mercedes: Finders Keepers along with a recreation of the show in the real world thanks to the work of the show’s set designers building the locations for Finders Keepers, Mercy General Hospital and Brady’s Lair on the conference floor. 3D projection mapping is also planned to be used to bring the character of Brady to life within his hospital bed. A unique photo experience will transform the participant’s face into Brady’s along with giving a shareable GIF for them to post all over social network. Lastly, the experience will be completed with a private screening room for media, VIP and lucky fans to see a sneak peek of season 2.
The use of VR, AR, and 3D technology will ensure that attendees of the San Diego Comic-Con have the most immersive experience possible. From stepping into the digital recreations of the show or exploring the set to find clues with AR, there are sure to be many surprises on the day as well.
Season 2 of Mr. Mercedes will pick up a year after the events of the first and is set to premiere on AT&T Audience Network on August 22nd. The San Diego Comic-Con is running from July 19th to July 21st. For more on the Mr. Mercedes Immersive Experience in the future, keep reading VRFocus.