The Martian VR Experience is executive produced by Ridley Scott and directed by Robert Stromberg. This interactive, immersive adventure runs 15-20 minutes, with viewers participating from astronaut Mark Watney’s perspective, performing tasks that will facilitate his chances for survival and rescue.

The Martian VR Experience Sneek Peak

The Martian VR Experience Sneek Peak



 

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A three and a half minute sneak peek of the experience, Executive produced by Ridley Scott and directed by Robert Stromberg, has just launched on the Gear VR headset through Samsung’s VR video distribution app, Milk VR.

The Martian VR Experience Sneek Peak

The Martian VR Experience Sneek Peak

While the sneak peek consists of both CGI and live-action shots rendered into a 360 degree video for playback on Gear VR, the full experience will debut in 2016 on desktop-class VR headsets and will be interactive (presumably rendered in real-time), and clock in between 15 and 20 minutes runtime, according to 20th Century Fox.

The Martian VR Experience Sneek Peak

The Martian VR Experience Sneek Peak

The Martian VR Experience sneak peek on Gear VR opens with the viewer floating slowly toward the Red Planet, with narration from the film setting the scene. In what appears to be an interesting mechanism to define the ideal gaze direction for the viewer, the voice of the narration becomes skewed in an interesting way when looking away from the planet, causing an intuitive desire to look in the direction providing the most clarity from the audio.

The Martian VR Experience Sneek Peak

The Martian VR Experience Sneek Peak

The Martian VR Experience Sneek Peak

The Martian VR Experience Sneek Peak

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