Meet the Master of Reality in Virtual Reality
The best about Virtual Reality is that it lets you experience some amazing places and meet people that are hard or impossible to meet, such as Rembrandt.
Meeting Rembrandt: Master of Reality
Oculus teamed up with VR studio Force Field to create a Samsung Gear VR experience that will allow you to travel back in time to 17th century Amsterdam. Meeting Rembrandt lets you visit the artist’s home and its surroundings, making use of a live actor to play Rembrandt against different computer-generated environments.
Some of you may remember the Vincent Van Gogh experience called The Night Café, though it has similarities, it is actually quite different from it. Meeting Rembrandt gives you the opportunity to get into the world of his magnificent oil paintings. The VR experience puts you right in the middle of the most important events in Rembrandt’s life. You can interact with him in his workshop and watch him making his most famous painting, The Night Watch.
“It’s as if you are actually there, up-close with Rembrandt, in his atelier, in his house, as he interacts with you and lets you understand why his work was so controversial in that day and age,” Force Field chief Arthur Houtman said.
The experience is already available on the Oculus’ Gear VR store for free. The experience was designed for the Samsung Gear VR platform, so you’ll obviously need a Gear VR headset and a compatible Samsung smartphone such as the Galaxy Note 8 or the Galaxy S8 to run it.