HTC Vive is the official VR partner for Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, which premieres later this month, and heading into the SXSW conference in Texas the company is ready to show some of the experiences it created with a host of different developers.
We count eight different Ready Player One VR experiences from a variety of developers including Morph3D, Steel Wool Studios, Drifter Entertainment, Directive Games, 2 Bears Studio, Linden Lab and The WaveVR. The content is coming to VR arcades and they’ll be free to download at home later this month.
Descriptions below from HTC:
Ready Player One: Avatar Creator (Morph3D)
People come to the OASIS for all the things they can do, but they stay for all the things they can be. With millions of permutations, the Avatar Creator lets you create your own highly detailed OASIS persona. Share your custom Avatar with friends and fellow Gunters.
Battle for the OASIS (Steel Wool Studios)
Help to save the OASIS by defeating waves of IOI Sixers. Advance through the trenches of Planet Doom towards the snowy planes that surround Anorak’s Castle. With an arsenal only possible in the OASIS, you must stop IOI from gaining control.
Rise of The Gunters (Drifter Entertainment)
Fight against a nearly invincible army of highly trained IOI Sixers. Proceed with caution as you defeat Sixers, collect their coins, find power ups and survive a merciless onslaught of hyper-explosive kinetic action for as long as it takes. The OASIS is yours. Take it back. Battle the IOI by yourself or with up to two fellow Gunters!
Gauntlet (Directive Games)
Navigate through a seemingly endless dungeon while the undead seek to destroy you. Collecting Gold will improve your score and eating food will restore your health, but only your bow skills will ensure that you make it out alive.
Smash (2 Bears Studio)
Enhance your hand and eye coordination in this nod to OASIS creator James Halliday’s favorite `80s arcade games.
Fracture (2 Bears Studio)
Heighten your spatial awareness and reflexes in this throwback to` 80s brick smasher games reimagined in VR.
Aech’s Garage (Linden Lab/Sansar)
Walk into the extraordinary world of Aech’s Garage in VR as interpreted from the original ILM design for Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One.” Inspired by the virtual universe of the OASIS in 2045, Aech’s Garage represents the culmination of VR as it exists in the year 2018.
The Distracted Globe Music Experience (TheWaveVR)
Step inside the fantastical space inspired by The Distracted Globe zero-gravity dance club scene from “Ready Player One.” TheWaveVR experience will let anyone immerse themselves in the dance club scene with specially designed avatars,`80s visuals and music, plus the ability to fly to the music in zero gravity. Available at SXSW, in participating VR arcades across the country, and on the TheWaveVR’s free app on Steam in the U.S. on March 9.