Are you ready to face a velociraptor eye to eye? Thanks to Universal Pictures and Felix & Paul Studios, you’ll get the chance to have a prehistoric adventure with a new virtual reality experience called Jurassic World: Blue.
Universal has collaborated with Felix & Paul for a brand new VR experience that will coincide with the release of the new Oculus Go standalone VR headset. The new VR experience also debuts ahead of the release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom on June 22.
Jurassic World fans will know that “Blue” refers to Owen’s (Chris Pratt) loyal and highly intelligent velociraptor in the first film. Set on the famed Isla Nublar, Jurassic World: Blue takes place four years after the events in which Jurassic World has been abandoned and dinosaurs have overtaken the island. Amid the threat of volcanic eruption, we encounter the aforementioned Blue on her quest for survival. Viewers track alongside Blue as she hunts for food, searches for signs of fellow life, and battles some of the island’s most threatening predators — all while the island is on the verge of imminent destruction.
The two-part cinematic virtual reality experience was created by Felix & Paul Studios, Universal Pictures and Facebook’s Oculus with visual effects and animation by Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) and sound design and mixing by Headspace Studio. Directed by Félix Lajeunesse and Paul Raphaël, each chapter of Jurassic World: Blue delivers a single, continuous take, combining live-action and CG in 360° 3D—resulting in some of the longest visual-effects shots ever imagined.
Jurassic World: Blue is a follow-up to 2015’s VR experience Jurassic World: Apatosaurus which was also co-produced by Felix & Paul Studios, Universal and Oculus. Jurassic World: Blue is is now available worldwide to users of the Oculus Go, Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR headsets through the Oculus Store.