Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Here's What Virtual Reality Films Will Look Like

RISE_DK2_UE4_v001.0007.jpg
RISE_DK2_UE4_v001.0021.jpg
RISE_DK2_UE4_v001.0019.jpg

How might we watch films in the future? If the following demo is anything to go by, it's going to be "closely". From within the very scenes themselves.

The astonishing video below was demoed at the annual Game Developers' Conference in San Francisco earlier this week. Made by leading virtual reality developers Nurulize, it shows off the incredible level of detail available to VR studios using the latest developer kit for the clever goggles, Oculus Rift.  

From fibres on a jacket sleeve, to the cracked plastering by the window, the level of detail demonstrated in the short shows just how our experience of games and films could be set to change forever. While the jerky footage is being controlled from a PC, in the final VR film, viewers will be able to "walk" around the scene, looking at individual details or even gazing out of the window if they so wished.

The demo is centred around a scene from RISE, a short film by David Karlak which received funding via Kickstarter last year.

RISE tells the story of a robot uprising, from the perspective of our android chums. It's set for release later this year.

Virtual Reality has come a long way, hasn't it?

 

Related

fight2.jpg

Manic Evolution Of Video Games Animation

FordMWC2015_MoDePro_02.jpg

Ford's Futuristic New Smartbikes

job3.jpg

The Bizarre Job Simulator Game

2.jpg

The Future According To Video Games

avegant.jpg

The Headphones With Built In VR Goggles

short2.jpg

The 8 Coolest Short Sci-Fi Films Online

Comments

More

iPhone 8 rumours suggest it'll have a revolutionary curved screen

And it could be coming out NEXT YEAR!!!

by Jamie Carson
07 Dec 2016

Amazon is launching checkout-free shop where you simply walk out

Goodbye stubborn self-checkout machine, hello freakishly smart tech

by Emily Badiozzaman
06 Dec 2016

The Last Of Us 2 and nine more new Playstation games set for 2017

A certain spin-kicking marsupial is back, too!

by Chris Sayer
05 Dec 2016

New app will allow you to check the potency of your sperm

Get to know your baby makers up-close and personal

by Chris Sayer
05 Dec 2016

WhatsApp is about to stop working for millions of smartphone users

And it's bad news for Nokia or Blackberry users

by Tom Fordy
02 Dec 2016

Delete yourself from the internet with this handy website

And just like that, he was gone.

by Sam Diss
28 Nov 2016

Get on ‘Sindr’ the Catholic Church’s confession app

Swipe to find God in your area

24 Nov 2016

Apple to replace faulty batteries on iPhone 6s devices

21 Nov 2016

These are the worst passwords on the web

Best check yours isn't one of them

17 Nov 2016

What does Facebook really know about you

From ads to linked apps to everything in between

by David Cornish
17 Nov 2016