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Life In 360°: We’re Gonna Need A Bigger Headset

Life is funny, isn’t it? No sooner have I finished writing Monday’s Life In 360° post about tiger sharks in the Bahamas then I receive a message from our Senior Writer Peter Graham that he has a 360 degree video for me for later this week.

And it’s to do with sharks. Typical, right?

Life In 360° / 360 Degree VideoThankfully this shark is far from that featured on Monday and is, in fact, related to a brand-new feature film from Warner Bros. Pictures which opens in theatres today.

In The Meg the deep-sea submersible-part of an international undersea observation program has been attacked by a massive creature. One previously thought to be extinct. Now it lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific – and with its crew trapped inside. The clock is ticking on all their survival. Expert deep-sea rescue diver Jonas Taylor (played in the film by action film star Jason Statham) is recruited by a “visionary” Chinese oceanographer (Winston Chao), and against the wishes of his daughter Suyin (Li Bingbing), to save the crew – and perhaps the very ocean itself. The creature responsible? A prehistoric 75-foot long shark, more specifically a Megalodon.

But, as mentioned above, fate can pull cruel tricks on us and Taylor had encountered this same terrifying creature once before. Now, teamed with Suyin, he must confront his fears and risk his own life to save everyone trapped below. An act he knows will inevitably bring him face-to-face once more with perhaps the ultimate apex predator.

As is increasingly common nowadays Warner Bros. Pictures has put together a tie-in experience in anticipation of the launch.

“The Meg: Submersive VR Experience puts viewers head-to-head with the largest prehistoric shark to ever exist. Diving in open water, the virtual reality experience gives viewers a visceral view of the ocean depths. An encounter with the Megalodon is inevitable as you see her lurking in the waters nearby.”

VRFocus will be back with another 360 degree video on Monday at the regular time.