Warner Bros. is taking attendees for a experience.
In the event you’re courageous sufficient to hop on a creepy faculty bus in a car parking zone simply exterior the San Diego Comedian-Con Conference Middle, then brace your self for a VR horror experience that features a few of my largest childhood fears—particularly clowns and ominous kids standing at midnight.
Developed in collaboration with SunnyBoy Leisure and Warner Bros. Photos, “FLOAT: A Cinematic VR Experience” is the newest event drawing lengthy traces for New Line Cinema’s upcoming characteristic movie “IT.”
As Blade Runner’s VR tent confirmed us, manufacturers are stepping up their VR experiences to be extra immersive theater and fewer gameplay demos this 12 months at Con. And within the case of this scary faculty bus, you end up leaping on board to attend in a darkish hall. As a sinister soundtrack performs, the chamber begins to fill with smoke, mist rains down, and blasts of air hearth from all instructions.
Then the hall doorways open and you end up remembering again to your grade faculty days boarding the varsity bus, scanning the seats for an empty chair. However within the case of this experience, your chairs are impartial swivel seats with a haptic Subpac vest hooked up to relaxation again. You slap on a Gear VR headset and the story begins.
Together with the intermittent bounce scares, there’s a surprisingly stable storyline. Your journey takes you down murderous storm drains within the city of Derry, Maine, only to come back to a terrifying encounter with the evil clown Pennywise (performed by Invoice Skarsgård within the film).
I don’t need to giveaway too many spoilers, nevertheless it all harkens to the darkest reminder of the Stephen King unique: “we all float down here.” One factor’s for certain, if I used to be nonetheless at school, i’d most likely be skipping for the remainder of the week.
The bus and FLOAT: A Cinematic VR Expertise are situated on the Interactive Zone throughout from Petco Park. It doesn’t require a badge to attend.