paul maccartney jaunt vr virtual reality cinematic vr oculus riftJaunt VR, having received millions in venture capital funding this year, have their sights on pioneering 360 3D VR video content. Their first publicly available experience, Paul McCartney performing “Live and Let Die” live, launched on the Google Play store for Android last week and is now available for Windows and Mac Oculus Rift users.

For those of you itching to grab some stereoscopic 360 video content for your Oculus Rift, Jaunt just released the Paul McCartney “Live and Let Die” experience via their content portal for both Windows and Mac OSX platforms.

The video, shot with Jaunt VR’s proprietary 360 degree stereoscopic camera and mic array technology, was captured (somewhat under wraps) as McCartney performed in front of 70,000 fans at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park earlier in 2014.

The company has other projects in the pipeline, soon to be released spanning a fairly wide set of genres. The Mission is a WWII adventure yarn, Kaiju Fury an homage to Japanese monster movies and Black Mass a first person horror, some of which Ben Lang got to take a look at earlier this year. The experience allows users to glance in all directions, with positional audio tracking their movements along with the video.

See Also: Exclusive Sneak Peek at Black Mass, A VR Horror Short By the Director of Paranormal Activity 5

The Google Android app, designed to be used with Google Cardboard and compatible smartphones, has seemingly received favourable reviews on Google’s Play store with a fairly healthy install base of between 5000-10000. Seems the public’s appetite for VR content is hotting up.

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Full Disclosure: Brian Hart, who is Senior Systems Engineer at Jaunt, contributes articles to Road to VR

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Based in the UK, Paul has been immersed in interactive entertainment for the best part of 27 years and has followed advances in gaming with a passionate fervour. His obsession with graphical fidelity over the years has had him branded a ‘graphics whore’ (which he views as the highest compliment) more than once and he holds a particular candle for the dream of the ultimate immersive gaming experience. Having followed and been disappointed by the original VR explosion of the 90s, he then founded RiftVR.com to follow the new and exciting prospect of the rebirth of VR in products like the Oculus Rift. Paul joined forces with Ben to help build the new Road to VR in preparation for what he sees as VR’s coming of age over the next few years.
  • Don Gateley

    Will this be accessible on the Samsung Gear VR/Note 4?

  • marrywilliams

    Best one education

  • mattforum

    Tried it last night on my OnePlus with the Google Cardboard “headset” …. low res and a bit choppy but very promising. The ability to see the artists perform on stage could be a great thing once the technology is mature.