The world of Virtual Reality (VR) is certainly catching on among the masses, although the technology used to make it accessible is still pretty expensive and requires a whole lot more thought before you swipe that credit card of yours. The likes of the PlayStation VR and Oculus Rift have certainly made waves this year among consumers, but are VR headsets like those just good for playing games? Apparently not, as you will also be able to check out VR movies in their glory, instantly relegating 3D movies one notch lower down the evolution ladder. Yes sir, Jaunt is now offering all PlayStation VR owners the opportunity to be able to watch VR movies on their very own headsets, now how about that?
This is after a careful curation effort, having built up a large library of cinematic virtual reality films, which will subsequently be made available to those who are interested in viewing these movies right smack in the middle of their living rooms. Thanks to the Jaunt VR app that has been released on the PlayStation VR, this opens up new worlds and possibilities of entertainment on a piece of hardware which debuted in October this year. The entire movie will make you feel as though you are right in there yourself, with a sense of being immersed in the middle of the plot as your eyes lets you catch the action that unfolds right before you -- at at the back, on top, below, as well as the sides. This is truly an eye opening 360-experience which will be one of a non-game kind.
With the PlayStation VR tipped to move approximately 750,000 units this year (there are still a few more days left to achieve such a performance level if it hasn’t done so already), market researcher SuperData Research claims that the main buyers of the PlayStation VR would be hardcore gamers who are constantly on the lookout for something bigger and better. Needless to say, these hardcore gamers love their PlayStation 4 to bits, which has already moved over 50 million consoles ever since it was released, and if the PlayStation VR manages to extend its reach to a wider audience, the kind of non-gaming content -- such as those provided by the Jaunt VR app, will end up as another important revenue stream for Sony.
Right now, the Jaunt library will carry over 150 high-quality, award winning, immersive VR experiences which will cover a wide variety of scenarios. You will be able to enjoy the world of travel, realm of sports, dive into a music concert, watch your favorite films, engage in a round of horror house adventure, among others. Those who have the privilege of high-bandwidth internet connections will be able to enjoy a similar level of detail when it comes to video resolution and low-latency head-tracking, just like how the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive works.
Right now, the Jaunt VR App with its range of content can be found on the PlayStation VR, iOS, Android, Gear VR, Google Daydream, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and major desktop browsers.