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Crimson Peak And Warcraft Experiment With Virtual Reality

Crimson Peak

Virtual reality may be the technology that changes everything, but it has yet to find its way into the mainstream. Google Cardboard hopes to change that with an affordable (if somewhat basic) viewing system that requires little more than a smartphone and a cardboard container. You can order one of those gadgets for around $20, but you may have trouble finding worthwhile content. Good news: that’s about to change.


During a presentation over the weekend at Comic-Con, Legendary Pictures introduced Google Cardboard experiences for October’s Guillermo del Toro-directed Crimson Peak and next summer’s Warcraft. For a preview of what these VR experiments have to offer, Legendary has released a pair of clips on YouTube that offer 360° video playback, nicely approximating the Google Cardboard experience. (To experience the videos in this format, you’ll need to view them using Google Chrome.)

Warcraft: Skies of Azeroth places you on the back of a gryphon as it flies above a city, while Beware Crimson Peak allows you to explore that film’s living, breathing, bleeding, and remembering haunted house. Before investing in a Google Cardboard viewer, sample both experiences in the previews below.