At Samsung’s IFA Unpacked event earlier today, the company revealed a swath of big studios who are working on content for the Gear VR headset. Among them are some well known names like DreamWorks, Marvel, and IMAX, along with those known well to the VR community like Playful, the creator’s of Lucky’s Tale.
Mobile VR in Samsung’s Gear VR headset is sure to be a different beast than what we’ll find on PCs through the lenses of the Oculus Rift. During the company’s IFA press presentation today, Samsung revealed a number of huge production studios and several game studios that are working on content for Gear VR.
With a strong lineup of both production studios and video-on-demand services, it’s clear that Samsung thinks that VR video is going to be a big deal in the world of mobile VR. The company shared a slide during their presentation revealing that some of the biggest names in entertainment are working to bring content to Gear VR:
- VOD & Others
- Game Studios
Samsung has also revealed some hints at what’s being worked on:
Marvel’s Avengers; Age of Ultron offers Samsung Gear VR users to have exclusive access to Tony Stark’s Lab inside the all new Avengers Tower.
IMAX offers samples of Hollywood and documentary films in a virtual theatre with Samsung Gear VR – the next best thing to a live IMAX experience.
DreamWorks VR from DreamWorks Animation allows Samsung Gear VR users to interact and laugh with DreamWorks characters and content in a whole new way like never before.
Legendary’s Pacific Rim Jaeger Pilot is an immersive content experience that puts viewers at center of the action with Samsung Gear VR.
Cirque du Soleil Media presents a 360 live-action 3D VR experience, featuring an act from Zarkana filmed by Felix & Paul Studios for Samsung Gear VR.
M-GO Advanced, a new paradigm for digital video VR applications, offers an unmatched interactive search and discovery experience with Samsung Gear VR.
Vevo offers more than 100,000 HD music videos, live concert events and original programming can be enjoyed in an immersive, full-screen theater experience on Samsung Gear VR.
Protocol Zero (working title) from DENA offers Samsung Gear VR players to infiltrate enemy grounds undetected in blackout conditions with hi-tech optics including night vision, X-ray vision, and thermal vision.
Qualcomm Vuforia connects the physical world with digital experiences to demand attention, drive engagement and deliver value through a mobile vision platform that enables apps to see with Samsung Gear VR.
Playful is the studio behind Lucky’s Tale an exciting third-person platformer that was announced back during E3 to be published by Oculus VR. With the announced that Playful is now working on Gear VR, it’s a good bet that they’ll be bringing Lucky’s tale to the new VR headset, but we could see a unique title to better fit mobile VR’s limitations.