Not too long ago, Sony invited out seven high-profile TV producers to their Hollywood campus to introduce them to some VR experiences and expertise. In attendance had been David Shore of ‘The Blacklist,’ Ron Moore of ‘Battlestar Galactica, and Vince Gilligan of ‘Breaking Bad.’ Whereas many of those producers had been intrigued by the brand new virtual medium, Gilligan took distinctive curiosity to the expertise and has agreed to create a non-gaming virtual reality experience for the hit present ‘Breaking Bad.’
“They just played around with VR,” mentioned Andrew Home, world chief govt of Sony Interactive Leisure to IGN. “Several of them were intrigued, but Vince was the one who said, ‘I really want to do something with this. I want to experiment with this.’” And in line with Selection, Gilligan said, “I really want to do something with this [VR]. I want to experiment with this [VR].” Whereas a lot remains to be unknown concerning the venture, Gilligan is displaying pleasure in the direction of creating an immersive experience about Breaking Unhealthy.
Home additionally talked about that his crew oversees PlayStation Vue which is a reside streaming TV service with sports activities, news, and hit TV exhibits. It has the best retention fee of every other community service of their portfolio together with PlayStation Plus and PlayStation music. Whereas the variety of subscribers weren’t talked about, Home mentioned that PlayStation Vue has extra users on non-PlayStation devices than on their gaming console with high month-to-month viewership from folks aged 18-34. He believes that this collaboration between Sony PlayStation and Vince Gilligan will result in extra adoption of the VR expertise, together with their PS VR headset. “I think [this] could be another interesting way to see how VR can drive towards the mainstream,” mentioned Home. Sony has offered greater than 1 million models worldwide as of date, in line with The Verge.
Sony has but to announce whether or not this venture with Gilligan might be episodic or a one-off experience. Keep tuned for additional updates and knowledge.