Sony Takes First Step Towards VR Concerts In New PSVR Experience
PSVR music video is available now for free.
A new PSVR music video could be the first step towards virtual reality music gigs.
Sony has released a new PSVR music experience that features full movement, which the company claims to be the first of its kind. The experience lets you walk around a concert featuring violinist Joshua Bell. Take a look at a behind-the-scenes video below.
To produce the experience, Sony needed to record 360-degree video and audio, then figure out some pretty complex details and computer trickery. Though this appears to have been a huge task, it could forge the path to live VR gigs and sports matches with full movement. VR music and sports experiences have been done in the past, but they are mostly restricted to a 360-degree camera that is in a fixed location.
This isn't the first time Sony has put the spotlight on 3D audio. The new PlayStation-branded Platinum wireless headset featured the 3D audio label heavily. We said the headphones are capable of producing "exceptional sound," but that the device is not perfect. For more, check out our Sony Platinum wireless headset for PS4 review.
The Joshua Bell VR Experience, meanwhile, is available for free on the PlayStation Store now, though you'll need a PSVR headset to play it. For a list of other great PSVR experiences, take a look at our game review roundup.