Today we are proud to announce that you can now watch an extended VR trailer of our Apollo 11 experience on Google Cardboard.
Google has partnered with the New York Times to distribute 1 million Google Cardboard devices to its readers so they can view 360 VR movie clips through YouTubes new VR web streaming service. As part of this promotion we were contacted by Google a couple of weeks back to get a version of Apollo 11 VR functioning in time for release so we rendered a full stereoscopic 360 video trailer which you can view today showing 3 scenes from our unreleased experience. The full experience will be available in Q1 of next year on the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and later on the Playstation VR.
C.E.O David Whelan said in a local newspaper interview that “Working with Google on this promotion is a massive boost for the visibility of Apollo 11 VR. We have been working in the VR community quite some time now and Apollo 11 VR is very well known but having one million new VR users overnight using Google Cardboard devices and having Apollo 11 available for them to try out even if it’s only a short segment can really help us get our product into more peoples hands and show them the potential of VR as an educational tool ”.
Watch Cardboard Video Here https://youtu.be/nOHM8gnin8Y
This is a VR video—a brand new kind of video that gives you a sense of depth in every direction so you feel like you’re actually there. For full effect, watch it in a Google Cardboard viewer (g.co/cardboard).