VR News This Week: Google Earth VR, New 360 Short-Movie, and More

[:en]Hello again in this VR This Week [12Nov-19Nov] Series by BeThere.

This week you will find out about the Google Earth VR, a new 360 short-movie by Google Sportlight Stories, and more.Z

Let’s go.


VR News This Week #1

IKEA Goes to VR

A few months ago, we have heard Alibaba’s Taobao VR shopping device.

Now IKEA is bringing you to a virtual home shopping.

When you wear your VR headset, you will find yourself inside a virtual IKEA showroom, where you see all the products. If you want to identify the products and change the colors, you can simply look at the product.

For now, this interactive showroom is available in selected German IKEA stores.


VR News This Week #2

New 360 Short Movie by Google Spotlight Stories

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Remember the 360-degree movie that made us all cry?

It was a 360-degree short-movie released by Google Spotlight Stories. On November 17, 2016, Google Spotlight Stories released another 360 short movie titled Rain or Shine. It’s a story set in in London; where the sun is shining, the birds are singing, there’s a spring in everybody’s step, and a little girl named Ella is determined to wear her new sunglasses. What could possibly go wrong?

You can watch this 360-degree short-movie with BeThere Book.


VR News This Week #3

Google Earth VR

This could be the best virtual reality application all the time.

Google Earth VR lets you fly around the world; stroll the streets of Tokyo, soar over Yosemite, or teleport across the globe.

Google Earth VR only supports HTC Vive at this time.


VR News This Week #3

A brand new VR app for Cardboard: Haunted Rooms

Haunted Rooms is a virtual reality application developed by Rabbit Mountain. Does it sound familiar? Rabbit Mountain is the same developers who released Jurassic VR, which has been download for 1,000,000 – 5,000,000 times.

Here’s the synopsis of Haunted Rooms:

This game blends a scary horror experience with escape the room game-play backed with an insidious story that will unfold as you gain access (free) to new episodes. Like a good scary book or thriller this game will give you goosebumps and make you shiver down your spine. Filled with sudden scares and unexpected twists you will have moments that you never saw coming. With game play mixes traditional adventure puzzle mechanics with hidden objects while remaining accessible and easy to control through VR.


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