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Ready Player One: 8 VR experiences will accompany the film's release

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Summary

  • Battle for the Oasis: a battle to save the Oasis from Ready Player One
  • Rise of The Gunters: an epic battle to play alone or in pairs
  • Gauntlet: Fight against the living dead in a dismal dungeon
  • Fracture: a VR brick-busting game from Ready Player One
  • Aech's Garage: the whole universe of Aech's garage in virtual reality
  • The Distracted Globe Music Experience in TheWaveVR: enter the zero gravity track
  • Ready Player One: Avatar Creator to create your own avatar from the movie
  • Smash: a nod to the arcade games of the 80s
  • Conclusion on the VR applications of Ready Player One



Ready Player One is a film adaptation of the eponymous novel by Ernest Cline, released in 2011. The film will be co-produced and directed by Steven Spielberg, one of the American masters of science fiction cinema. The action actually takes place in 2045 when the world is on the brink of collapse. The survivors then take refuge in the virtual universe called Oasis and created by an eccentric billionaire. He has decided to bequeath his fortune to whoever will discover the egg he has hidden in the virtual universe. A young man, Wade Watts, also participates in this planetary competition which will plunge him into a particular and disturbing world. The release of Ready Player One, which gives pride of place to virtual reality, is scheduled for March 29 and will be accompanied by 8 different VR experiences that we present to you.

Battle for the Oasis: a battle to save the Oasis from Ready Player One

Battle for the Oasis is a game developed by the "Steel Wool" studio. The independent studio, which has already collaborated with "Lucasfilm" or even "Pixar", will offer a fight against the troops of the IOI Sixers to prevent it from gaining ground and to save the Oasis from enemy waves. From the trenches of planet Doom to the snow-covered plains of Anorak Castle, the fight will be fierce, but you can count on the Oasis' arsenal to defend you.



Rise of The Gunters: an epic battle to play alone or in pairs

Rise of the Gunters is another virtual reality game based on the universe of Ready Player One. It is the studio Drifter Entertainment, to which we owe in particular the co-op shooter Gunheart VR, which is the basis of this VR experience. This is also of a battle where you will have to fight against the highly trained army of IOI Sixters. This time, strategy will be in order and you will have to cunning your way to steal the loot from the dead Sixters. Power-ups will also be available to try to resist as long as possible the assaults of this almost invincible army. Cherry on the cake, Rise of the Gunters lets you play as a duo with one or two friends.

Gauntlet: Fight against the living dead in a dismal dungeon

Gauntlet is a virtual reality experience taken from the universe of Ready Player One where you will have to eliminate the living dead using a bow. As your health deteriorates, you will need to restore it by eating. You will have the opportunity to collect gold to increase your score. The VR game is developed by the Directive Game studio, which notably produced the “super Kaiju” VR shooter.

Fracture: a VR brick-busting game from Ready Player One

Brick breaker games were popular in the 80s such as Arkanoid or even Breakout. 2 Bears Studio imagined the brick breaker in virtual reality in a nod to the eighties universe of Ready Player One. Spatial awareness and reflexes will be essential.


Aech's Garage: the whole universe of Aech's garage in virtual reality

Aech's garage is an important part of the virtual world of Ready Player One. Thanks to this application developed by the Sansar studio, you can explore this extraordinary place. Sansar is particularly known for his ability to deliver social VR experiences and numerous Virtual Reality Meetups.


 

The Distracted Globe Music Experience in TheWaveVR: enter the zero gravity track

The Distracted Globe Music Experience in TheWaveVR will allow you to enter “The Distracted Globe”, the zero gravity dance club found in Ready Player One. Through an avatar, you will be able to hover in weightlessness and jiggle. The music of the 80s will obviously be in the spotlight. The fantastic universe of the weightless dance club is developed by TheWaveVR, a virtual reality music platform.

Ready Player One: Avatar Creator to create your own avatar from the movie

Avatar Creator is an application that allows you to create and customize your own avatar inspired by Ready Player One. You are offered the opportunity to share your creation with your friends. The application is developed by Morph 3D, a studio specializing in 3D avatars for virtual reality and augmented reality.


Smash: a nod to the arcade games of the 80s

The culture of the 80s being in the spotlight in Ready Player One, the studio 2 Bears (again them) developed Smash, a virtual reality application to improve your hand-eye coordination. 2 Bears Studio notably developed the VR Arcade Saga game.


Conclusion on the VR applications of Ready Player One

The film Ready Player One being very focused on virtual reality, it is only logical that VR applications are emerging around the universe of the film. Note, however, that while releasing a VR application when launching a movie has become a fairly common practice now, this is the first time that a film has offered so many VR applications when it was launched. The producers trusted HTC Vive for these achievements and the VR headset manufacturer relied on different studios with which it has already collaborated in the past to offer us experiences that are both rich and very varied. There is something for every taste.



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