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Interstellar through an Oculus Rift is just as awesome as you’d expect

By October 23, 2014March 24th, 2020Newswires

Do not go gentle into that good night

By Hugh Langley

Christopher Nolan is a director who’s all about reality. He shoots on film, not digital. He opts for practical effects over CGI. He shoots with a single camera and doesn’t believe in 3D. For someone whose work has been so heavily influenced by film noir, none of this is much of a shock. 

But it meant I was surprised when I heard that Warner Bros, Oculus Rift and Imax had come together to create a 100% virtual experience for the release of his latest movie, Interstellar. Using an Oculus DK2, a pair of headphones, a simulator chair, and a virtual replication of the interior of the Endurance ship (sans Matthew McConaughey) the experience lets participants explore one of the movie’s central set pieces.

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