The Fox Innovation Lab, in partnership with RSA Films and The Virtual Reality Company, today announced the availability of its first commercial virtual reality endeavor, “The Martian VR Experience.”
“The Martian” VR Experience will be available Nov. 15 for PlayStation VR (PSVR) and HTC Vive on Steam.
Executive produced by Ridley Scott and directed by Robert Stromberg, “The Martian VR Experience” is an interactive, immersive adventure with viewers participating from astronaut Mark Watney’s perspective, performing tasks that will facilitate his chances for survival.
Users can fly onto the surface of Mars, steer at zero gravity through space, drive a rover and experience other key scenes from the hit film in a 360-degree virtual reality environment.
“I’ve always tried to approach filmmaking from the standpoint of creating an immersive experience. Now with the tools that are available to us in virtual reality, we can raise the bar even higher. The audience can experience storytelling in ways we previously could only imagine,” said Scott.
“Mars has never been closer to being within our grasp and I’m so thrilled that we can invite people into The Martian VR Experience,” he added.
“Virtual reality is transforming what we think of as movie entertainment — people can be the viewer behind the screen, and now they can participate in the story,” said Stromberg, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of The Virtual Reality Company.
“With ‘The Martian VR Experience,’ we were able to take Ridley’s cinematic vision and create an immersive VR experience that gives people the ability to be Mark Watney, to face his struggles, experience his successes, as if they were part of the film,” added Stromberg.
“The Martian VR Experience” is available for PSVR and HTC Vive for $19.99.