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Warner Bros. and HTC will release virtual reality content related to Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of “Ready Player One”.

03.28.2017 - 12:31 PM Comments: 1

Virtual reality (VR) has been in its prime for the last couple of years, but it is about to hit a new level of buzz, all appreciation to the internationally best-selling book Ready Player One (2011) written by Ernest Cline, and movie adaptation from Steven Spielberg who happens to be the award-winning director, premiering in theaters today.

If you really like the Ernest Cline's "Ready Player One," you're just a fan of virtual reality. Warner Bros. has tapped into that world.

In a partnership with HTC, it plans to produce virtual reality content related to Steven Spielberg's movie adaption of Cline's famous book. This will be made readily available through HTC's Viveport app store, which spreads VR content for HTC's excellent VR device, the Vive.

In fact, HTC also said it intends to bring content influenced from the movie to its Viveport Arcade platform for location-based entertainment. The whole content is expected to make a presence at global consumers’ scenario throughout the year.

The Ready Player One (RPO) novel is often referenced by industry experts as one of the highest recommendations for VR-related book lists. The story’s basic backdrop is an atmosphere where VR is intertwined into every nooks and cranny of our daily lives and that’s what I call a ‘VR-First future’. RPO takes after the adventures of a teenager and his peers as they overcome untold uprisings on their quest to win a global online scavenger competition and its significant reward.

VR devices generally have a price problem, which has prompted companies to chase total income. This month Vimeo added the enablement to upload, watch, and sell or rent 360-degree videos. Littlestar, dubbed the YouTube for VR content, also partnered with content providers such as Disney, National Geographic, and World of Tanks to bring a more extensive selection of content to users.

This is not the first move by Warner Bros. to provide VR content: The entertainment company redefined scenes from "Suicide Squad" for supporters and fans with the Samsung Gear VR in the sixth month of 2016.

For as many as those who are yet to step into Cline's world, "Ready Player One" is a sci-fi action thriller programmed in a dystopian future that reveals virtual reality. The film, directed by the Academy Award-winning Spielberg, is slated for global theatrical release March 30, 2018.

The director who’s the backbone of the upcoming film adaptation of Ready Player One is making some exposed predictions about what’s in store for everyone in the years to come.

While a whole lot of people are still earnestly waiting for Steven Spielberg’s vision of creepy AI kid to push through, the legendary director has proceeded on to figure out how other real-world technologies can influence the community at large. “Virtual reality will be a super drug,” he said in a new video promoting Ready Player One, which is intended to be released in the U.S. on March 30.

1 Comment
Gary Miller 10.12.2017 - 7:59 AM Reply

I’m so excited to hear this. Moreover, Oculus rift have dropped their pricing too, so, I think more people would be able to afford it and have an immersive VR experience.

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