Disney debuts in Virtual Reality with Coco VR
Pixar, the subsidiary company of Disney, announced Coco VR, its first-ever VR experience that will launch for the Oculus Rift and Gear VR headsets in November.
Explore the Land of the Dead in Virtual Reality
The announcement was given by Pixar itself at Facebook’s fourth Oculus Connect Virtual Reality developer conference in San Jose, California on Wednesday.
Coco VR allows people to explore the world of “Coco,” Disney Pixar’s upcoming Day of the Dead-themed animated movie that will arrive in movie theaters next month. The virtual reality experience intends to use social VR features to enable users to experience the land of the dead together.
“Introducing Pixar Animation Studios’ first VR experience with the visual – and storytelling – magic only Pixar could produce. You and your friends will explore the world of Disney•Pixar’s newest film, Coco, in this social VR experience. Coming to Oculus Rift November 15 and Gear VR November 22, the day of the film’s U.S. release.” Says one of the promotional messages on social media.
The Coco VR experience was produced by Pixar in cooperation with Oculus and the help from Magnopus.
The Coco VR experience will be available for Oculus Rift users on November 15th and for Gear VR users it will be available on November 22nd, the same day of the premiere in movie theaters.
Disney will preview the Coco VR experience at Dia de Los Muertos festivities in cities such as Chicago, Oakland, San Antonio, Dallas, Phoenix, Houston, New York, and Los Angeles later this month. People will get the chance to preview the experience at select Disney stores and theaters.