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    Itís a well-known issue that communicating what it feels like to see and play a game in VR using a traditional, flat, 2D screen is nearly impossible. Utilizing mixed reality helps ó it lets people see the player inside the game world and provides a better representation of what itís like ó but nothing beats actually experiencing it inside an HMD itself. Luckily, thatís where 360-video helps bridge the gap.

    Whether or not you think 360 video is VR or not, itís undeniably more immersive than a flat video. Thatís why Vertigo Games, the developer behind the zombie-killing fest Arizona Sunshine, opted to release a 360 ĎApocalypseí trailer for the upcoming action game. You can watch that embedded below.



    Weíve seen 360 trailers for VR games before, but not nearly enough of them. Ideally, we think they should be the new standard for demonstrating a VR game. HTC, Valve, and Oculus should allow developers to display 360 trailers directly in the storefronts on Viveport, Steam, Oculus Home, respectively. Let players view them inside their Vive, Rift, or Gear VR without going to another app or downloading something. That small step would lend tremendous help towards communicating what itís like to play certain VR games.

    This particular trailer is just a slo-mo look at a scene where zombies are attacking a road full of vehicles ó itís nothing groundbreaking ó but itís several magnitudes more intense than just a normal game trailer when watched inside a VR headset.

    When we played Arizona Sunshine last, we came away very impressed. While itís just a zombie wave shooter at its core, youíre able to move around the environment using different hotspot waypoints and there is full cooperative multiplayer and singleplayer game modes.

    The game is scheduled for a release this year in 2016, leaving just about two months before that window closes. When it does come out, itís currently slated for the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and PlayStation VR.

    Source: New 'Arizona Sunshine' 360-Degree Trailer Surrounds You With Zombies
    10-27-2016 01:32 PM
  2. Chemy JMHT's Avatar
    I watched some horror shorts in the Rift and were not as impressive as I expected, but I guess immersed in a game should be really terribly but in the good way
    10-27-2016 11:39 PM

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