In comparison with final yr, Comedian-Con 2017 was all about taking VR to the subsequent stage. FX positioned you within the chaotic thoughts of David Haller for a Legion HoloLens mixed reality immersive theater experience. Blade Runner 2049 shook you with D-Box seats, crash touchdown you in an immersive cyberpunk future full of very dedicated actors. Warner Bros dragged us on a creepy school bus to face our greatest childhood fears.
All fairly intense experiences. However there was one different VR experience at Comedian-Con that had you laughing as an alternative of gripping the chair, at the same time as you’re kidnapped by aliens.
This was the world of TBS’s newest present Individuals of Earth, the place followers might acknowledge the witty and sometimes dry alien humor. The roughly three-minute experience has you laid again in a chair donning an Oculus Rift headset, the place you discover you’ve been kidnapped by aliens. Because the alien characters banter amongst one another, they probe your virtual physique, activating multi-sensory results like wind, water, and a jet of air.
Created in collaboration with TBS, Model Connections, Supersphere VR, and Stun Inventive, the VR experience highlights the aliens’ distinctive character quirks. It’s as in the event you’ve been taken and probed by staff from “The Office,” which shouldn’t come as a shock since “People of Earth” is from the producers of “The Office” and “Parks and Recreation.”
With Comedian-Con being probably the most anticipated leisure event of the yr, it was nice to see continued use of VR inside model activations. However extra importantly, seeing the evolution of experiences from simply standing VR demos to now full-blown multi-sensory immersive experiences only makes us extra excited for what’s in retailer subsequent yr.
Season 2 of Individuals of Earth returned Monday, July 24 on TBS.
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