The BBC has produced a number of virtual reality (VR) and 360-degree experiences, usually tending to focus on serious subject or important issues like the ocean’s ecosystems for example. It’s latest, however, is a much more light-hearted piece, produced by BBC VR Hub and Roughcut TV it features the cast of hit BBC Three sitcom People Just Do Nothing.
Fans of the series will find themselves placed in the role of a record company boss that has just so happened to have been kidnapped by the crew of pirate radio station Kurupt FM.
The group made up of MC Grindah and DJ Beats, alongside manager Chabuddy G, are trying and convince the viewer to sign them to their record label by performing a track.
“This hilarious short film is a great example of how fun VR can be,” said Zillah Watson, head of BBC VR Hub in a statement. “So far we’ve launched BBC VR experiences that have taken us into space, up in a bomber during the Second World War, to Russia for the World Cup, and now finally to a flat in Brentford. We’re making people laugh – which is quite hard in a VR headset – and showing that VR can work in any genre.”
Check out the 360-degree video below, or watch it via the BBC VR app, available for Oculus Go and Samsung Gear VR.
MC Grindah had this to say: “We’re already the best thing on the telly and radio, now we’re the best in virtual reality aswell. 360 degrees of pure Kuruption. You lucky little people.”
While manager/entrepreneur Chabuddy G remarked: “Make sure you check out this exclusive live performance from the Kuruft FM. Especially if you’re from a big music label. We’re open to offers. firstname.lastname@example.org”
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