San Diego Comic Con is taking place right now and I'm following events remotely as they unfold (never had the chance to attend but one day...)
Something that's really caught my attention this year is the fact that Legendary Pictures has used VR and a personalised Google Cardboard headset to promote their new movies (haunted house movie Crimson Peak and upcoming mega-movie Warcraft based on the famous game)
What's even cooler though is that they made the app available for public download too! Even better, the app WILL work without the VR headset - meaning it is ripe for use on the iPad (much like I discussed in the Twin Tours feature a while back.)
The app contains three VR experiences based on three of their movies - Crimson Peak, Warcraft and Pacific Rim. Warcraft is a flying tour of the mythical land of Azeroth, Crimson Peak puts you right in the middle of the haunted mansion itself and Pacific Rim puts you in the pilot's seat of one of the giant Jaeger mech's.
Some amazing immersive writing opportunities present themselves in a similar way to how we've discussed using Epic Citadel in the past. We are talking a new level of home VR in terms of detail and graphics here - far more like those I've seen on the Oculus Rift than the indy apps that are currently available for iOS.
The only catch? The three experiences need to be downloaded within the app and are pretty huge files that take a LONG time to download (we're talking at least 20 minutes each) and will eat up space on devices with smaller memory.
It should also be noted that the Crimson Peak experience is pretty scary and not for younger kids!