Well, I guess it was a matter of time before this happened. After all, Star Wars is coming back, again, this December, and the Oculus Rift is coming to consumers in 2016. Doesn’t is just make sense to combine these things together?
Apparently, the idea is to create an experience where one could just step right through the screen and enter the movie itself. This way, you can step into the world the movie has created for you, and this is done from our friends from Industrial Light and Magic (ILM).
In case you haven’t heard of them, they are the guys that gave us the ground-breaking effects in Star Wars, and a whole lot of excellent films afterward. This is the ILM Experience Lab, or ILMxLab, and I would imagine that one would need a lot of space to make this work.
You know what? I think I see the future. I believe that there will be a huge influx of Virtual Reality, but you will need a place to do this. Also, you will need expensive equipment. The average user might be willing to pay the price of…a movie ticket to have a virtual experience.
So in the future, all these multiplexes will convert some of their theater space to be virtual places. So what will that world look like? Just wait, and you can tell me? Watch this video and see what it could be.