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BATMAN: Animated Series for Gear VR

thaumusthaumus Posts: 22
edited May 2015 in Samsung Gear VR
PLEASE GOD, let this be so-

http://render.otoy.com/newsblog/?p=641


I have been a huge fan since 93 or so of this, and I was actually thinking we might get stuff like this. When VR explodes in the next 12-18 months, every IP in the industry is going to leverage what they have for passive "theme park" like experiences for VR, as well as games. Think of it- - -Swing through New York AS Spidey. Drive IN the cockpit of the Batmobile. Fly over Arkham City. This is going to be heaven for people like myself, who grew up reading Batman in the 70s and 80s and dreaming of something like this.

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  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 26,156 Oculus Staff
    Yeah, this looks great.
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  • GherronGherron Posts: 193
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    Me? I'm really hoping to take some classes at Hogwarts or possibly attend the Great Council at Rivendell.
  • BleedingPuristBleedingPurist Posts: 53
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    I was a HUGE fan of Spiderman 2 for the first Xbox and PS2 for the fact it was the first real super hero simulator I experienced. The idea that I could webswing around a virtual NYC with complete control and actually get more skilled at it was a dream come true then that made it easy to dismiss any of the shortcomings of the game. It was a hit and spawned many follow-ups after it that would attempt to recapture that "wow!" feeling. I enjoyed them, but they never quite delivered what Spiderman 2 did.

    Personally, as I played Spiderman 2 for hours upon hours just swinging around, I'd wish that I could be in there seeing it all thru Spiderman's eyes taking it all in as I swung around the city. There was just no feasible way to do that.... until now.

    Between "Empire State of Mind" in Milk VR, the shot in 360 Photos from the top of the Empire State Building, and even the brief aerial swoop between buildings within someone's mind in the 360 Video trailer for the game "The Fifth Sleep" all gave a taste for what will sooner or later come together to offer up the next mind-blowing Spiderman simulator.

    So yeah.. I totally get your excitement over the Batcave. ;) The day that we've been waiting for is almost here.
  • thaumusthaumus Posts: 22
    @bleedingpurist

    I remember that game, it was remarkable. I look forward to the same thing as well. Things are going to get crazy very soon with this new emerging genre, with all of our favorite properties taking advantage.

    Speaking of geek stuff, did anyone notice the Hobbiton VR tour on Milk?
  • BleedingPuristBleedingPurist Posts: 53
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    thaumus wrote:
    Speaking of geek stuff, did anyone notice the Hobbiton VR tour on Milk?

    Do you mean on IM 360? Yes. It lead to my googling it to find out more since it is obviously a tourist attraction now. Pretty cool, though expensive. You'd think you were paying for a visit to a full theme park.
  • CorvusVRCorvusVR Posts: 53
    Hiro Protagonist
    I got to try a demo at the Stanford Light Field workshop And it was very nostalgic. They had it running on dk2 and renders for Gear VR. Otoy is doing cool things. 8-)
  • Malkmus1979Malkmus1979 Posts: 763
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    Anyone know what happened to this? Otoy had said it would be out in April. I'm guessing it has to do with the S6 launch, but would love to hear an update from them.
  • HomerS66HomerS66 Posts: 1,365
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    Anyone know what happened to this? Otoy had said it would be out in April. I'm guessing it has to do with the S6 launch, but would love to hear an update from them.

    I believe only the ORBX player was ment to come out in april what it did. Batman is rather sheduled for a winter release.
  • BruceLiBruceLi Posts: 115
    http://render.otoy.com/newsblog/?p=641
    For some reason this link isn't working for me. Says page not found. ..
  • Malkmus1979Malkmus1979 Posts: 763
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    HomerS66 wrote:
    Anyone know what happened to this? Otoy had said it would be out in April. I'm guessing it has to do with the S6 launch, but would love to hear an update from them.

    I believe only the ORBX player was ment to come out in april what it did. Batman is rather sheduled for a winter release.

    Referring to this:

    "Those that have been reading VRFocus this week will have already seen plenty of exciting details about the Batman: The Animated Series virtual reality (VR) experience. Los Angeles-based cloud rendering company OTOY is developing the title as one of a number of VR projects right now, aiming to release it on the Gear VR smartphone-based head-mounted display (HMD) in April 2015."

    http://vrfocus.com/archives/13058/batma ... otoy-tech/

    And according to OTOY their ORBX viewer was scheduled to come out last winter.
  • HomerS66HomerS66 Posts: 1,365
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    "The forthcoming Batman: The Animated Series experience will allow fans to explore a detailed adaptation of the original 1992 designs envisioned by series producer Bruce Timm using VR devices such as the Samsung GALAXY Gear VR and the Oculus Rift. Along with Timm, series writer Paul Dini is also involved in the project, and voice actor Kevin Conroy is reprising his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman. In addition to the Batcave, fans can expect a few other surprises in the VR experience which is still set for release this winter."

    http://batman-news.com/2015/02/15/kevin ... xperience/

    http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases ... 35308.html
  • Malkmus1979Malkmus1979 Posts: 763
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    HomerS66 wrote:
    "The forthcoming Batman: The Animated Series experience will allow fans to explore a detailed adaptation of the original 1992 designs envisioned by series producer Bruce Timm using VR devices such as the Samsung GALAXY Gear VR and the Oculus Rift. Along with Timm, series writer Paul Dini is also involved in the project, and voice actor Kevin Conroy is reprising his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman. In addition to the Batcave, fans can expect a few other surprises in the VR experience which is still set for release this winter."

    http://batman-news.com/2015/02/15/kevin ... xperience/

    http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases ... 35308.html

    Homer, I appreciate the links, however the April 2015 date was given in March, whereas the vague "this Winter" is from February. It's also odd wording to say this winter in the month february. Since April 2015 is the most recent release date I'm looking for any update since then.
  • HomerS66HomerS66 Posts: 1,365
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    Well i wouldnt complain if Batman gets released earlier than winter of course.
  • Malkmus1979Malkmus1979 Posts: 763
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    True!

    Now of course the DK2 version is supposed to be light years ahead (pun intended), as it uses their phenomenal light field technology.
  • Malkmus1979Malkmus1979 Posts: 763
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    OTOY have just responded to me on Reddit:
    It will be published online and playable through the ORBX Media Player app that we just launched on the Gear VR store. WB is in charge of when their content launches, but I think it will be soon. What we have looks beautiful on the Gear VR and everyone is happy - most importantly, Bruce Timm.

    http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments ... s_my_mind/
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