HBO Brings Discover Westworld To TechCrunch Disrupt With A Virtual Reality Experience.
Discover Westworld and their hosts sponsored TechCrunch Disrupt, which is an annual technology conference hosted by TechCrunch. The conference was held in San Francisco, New York, London and Beijing this past week. Technology startups have the opportunity to present their products and services, competing on stage in front of potential investors, the media, and others. Besides Discover Westworld, TechCrunch Disrupt also had numerous sponsors who have trade show exhibits at the conference.
This year’s conference started yesterday, September 12th and runs through September 14th. Most interestingly, Discover Westworld, an HBO branded property had a VR exhibit at the conference. Those who attend are offered an exclusive Westworld VR experience.
A Westworld host (one shown here) was handing out a brochure and a booking card with an appointment time on it. The Discover Westworld VR booth, which was designed by the marketing agency Campfire, blends traditional CG content, 360 live action video, and real world object interaction into a pretty impressive piece. The setup leverages Epic’s Unreal Engine 4 and is built to run natively on HTC’s Vive headset system. (Shown here).
The live-action 360 video portion was shot on the Westworld set used a custom 360 camera rig and gyro stabilization system made by Spherica and was directed by Michelle MacLaren. The entire Westworld VR experience used Spherica’s stabilization technology. If you’re interested in learning more about the VR setup, check out the Road to VR.
Separately, the website, Discover Westworld, has added another video to their offerings, which you can access using the ‘violentdelights’ access code. Simply enter the code on their home page in the access login box. A friendly reminder that their website is only accessible to US visitors. You may also access all of HBO’s Westworld and Discover Westworld videos by visiting the Westworld video guide.
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Delos corporation describes Discover Westworld as meticulously crafted and artfully designed, The Delos Corporation invites you to a world of freedom, thrills and escape, a place where anything you desire is possible. Welcome to Westworld, where you can live without limits. Our hosts look forward to serving you.
By appointment only. A special thanks to JT for coverage on the Discover Westworld VR experience at the 2016 TechCrunch Disrupt.