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The Martian VR Experience

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General Information

Available on:Oculus RiftNov 15, 2016
HTC ViveNov 15, 2016
PlayStation VRNov 15, 2016

Developers: The Virtual Reality Company, The Third Floor, Inc

Publisher: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation

Genre: Simulation

The Martian VR Experience is a truly out-of-this-world, interactive and immersive adventure, with viewers participating from astronaut Mark Watney’s perspective, performing tasks to facilitate his chances for survival. Viewers can fly onto the surface of Mars, steer at zero gravity through space, drive a rover navigating over craters, and experience key scenes from the hit film in a 360-degree virtual reality environment. The Martian VR Experience is executive produced by Ridley Scott and directed by Robert Stromberg. It debuted at CES 2016, was accepted into the New Frontier Program at Sundance, and is the recipient of the Cannes Silver Lion in Digital Craft as well as the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) Next VR Award. Winning 2 Golden Globe Awards® (Motion Picture and Actor for Matt Damon), and nominated for a third (Director for Ridley Scott), The Martian is Ridley Scott’s highest-grossing domestic movie.

The Martian VR Experience Critic Reviews

The Martian VR Experience Is Utter Pants

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Really, what this is is The Martian compressed into a fraction of its length, with minor interactivity in a few key scenes. It feels like it should be a promotional freebie for the movie, not a $20, 40-minute game that actually costs more than the bloody Blu-Ray does.

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Unfortunately, I don’t have a lot of nice things to say about The Martin VR Experience. Virtual reality has the potential to be a major entertainment and media platform. For that reason, I want to encourage major filmmakers and storytellers to experiment with the platform sooner rather than later but c’mon, let’s hold ourselves to higher standards than this.

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