Oculus video chief: VR will be 'the biggest change in filmmaking in our lifetimes'
CNET.com asks: You like popcorn with your movies? Well, too bad. In the future when we’re all watching full-length film in virtual reality, there will be no time for snacks. You’ll be too busy being right in the center of the action.
Imagine a battle scene in your favorite superhero blockbuster. The villain is right in front of you, caught up in some dastardly deed, the red of his maniacal eyes boring holes in your own just a few feet away. Behind you, buildings rumble and shake. The brooding sky darkens above, crackling with energy. Beneath your feet, the pavement begins to fracture and split.
The cinematic action will feel so close with a pair of VR goggles strapped around your head, and so much more real.
“[Virtual reality] is going to be the biggest change in filmmaking in our lifetimes,” Oculus’ head of video, Eugene Wei, said to a room of journalists in San Francisco last week. “It’s on par with sound or color in film.”