The latest virtual reality project is exploring the world of cartoon series Batman, in an attempt to recreate the experience of entering and exploring the Bat Cave- the secret hiding place of the Batman. The Bat Cave was designed to appear as it was known in the early 1990s Batman animated series.
“The cave we built… is hundreds of meters in each direction, so it’s just this enormous volume, and you’ll be able to have a story told in that environment.”For this very reason, “you are going to be able to see it in angles that were never imagined or shown in the original series,” explained for the passionate fans, Jules Urbach, CEO and co-founder of OTOY, the rendering company that helped develop the project, at The WorldPost Future of Work conference.
Partnership for Bat Cave VR Project
The partnershipbetween OTOY and Warner Brothers, made it possible to use the original designer, voice actors, and script writers as to make the experience as authentic as one could possibly imagine.
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The experience of the VR project was mainly described as the act of watching that cartoon back in your living room, back in 1992, except there is no living room and you are actually inside the cartoon. The fans of the Batman series are expecting the project to be released soon, maybe at the end of this month.
The VR project will be available on the new Samsung Galaxy Gear VR. After the official release, however, it will surely be released on other VR platforms, such as the Oculus Rift. Updates are sure to come later down the road, as the VR project will become more popular. Cell phones and tablets are the next targeted devices for enhancing a better VR experience.
“I think in the end when fans of the original series see this, they’re gonna be blown away by how close it looks,” officials of the project confessed. “In some cases we recreated things so closely that you can’t tell if you’re looking at a still image of what we’re rendering in.”
If you are a fan of the series, or simply grew up watching this on TV, you will be impressed, for a fact. Get ready to see Gotham as you have never seen it before!