Sony Pictures Virtual Reality has announced Spider-Man: Homecoming VR, multi-platform promotional VR experience. “Guided by the helpful artificial intelligence unit built into the new Spider-Man suit, Spider-Man: Homecoming VR offers players the chance to suit up as Spider-Man, hone their web-shooting skills, and sling high above New York City in pursuit of the Vulture,” said the company.
Spider-Man: Homecoming VR is developed by CreateVR, using Dell Precision workstations powered by Intel hardware technology and software tools to quickly create and render 360-degree, ultra-high-resolution graphics of New York.
“The premium version of the superhero feature was best realized with the performance of the instruction architecture of the latest Intel Core processors for ultra-high-resolution content streaming content streaming, encoding and video playback, while Intel Graphics Performance Analyzers were used for better visual fidelity, higher-resolution and higher frame rates. In addition, Intel Threading Building Blocks helped developers leverage Intel multi-core performance and heterogeneous computing,” said Intel.
Spider-Man: Homecoming VR will be available for free across all major VR platforms, including PlayStationVR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, starting June 30, ahead of movie release on July 7.
Jake Zim, Senior Vice President, Virtual Reality at Sony Pictures, said:
Spider-Man is the most beloved superhero in the world, so we knew Spider-Man: Homecoming VR had to be something special. Fans can wear the suit, fire the new web shooters – THWIP! – and swing through the air in a faceoff with The Vulture. It’s every fan’s fantasy turned into virtual reality.
Doug Fisher, senior vice president and general manager of the Intel Software and Services Group, said:
This collaboration is a first for Intel and Sony Pictures Virtual Reality, starting a new era in Intel/Hollywood VR production partnerships using premium cinema content. Together with our silicon, the pervasive power of the Intel software ecosystem offers VR content and game developers the opportunity to create fully immersive experiences that bring the next evolution of compute to mainstream audiences. We are excited to be a part of this blockbuster partnership.