K-Pop is a trend right now. Especially since PSY’s Gangnam Style video broke records on YouTube, Korean pop culture is spreading over the internet and into the hearts of the people all around the world. The game developer and VR studio Reality Reflection wants to push it to the next dimension.
Bringing K-Pop and VR together
Reality Reflection is a game and VR studio from Seoul, and they are now trying to merge the VR trend with K-Pop. They are working on a VR experience that lets you attend a private concert of a K-Pop singer, who, of course, performs just for you.
The team at Reality Reflection describes it likes this, “With the state-of-the-art digital human technology developed by Reality Reflection, you can now interact with your favorite star at home real-time. Experience the ultimate character rendering technology in VR, see how realistic a virtual move and facial expression can be. Feel the realistic breath of your favorite star and make eye contact with her throughout the performance”.
Slight delays with the demo
They had initially planned this to be made available on the 19th of November, as per their Steam page, but on their Keymailer post, they are now writing that it’s planned to launch on the 31st of December 2017 and that it will support the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift VR headsets.
We contacted Reality Reflection earlier today and hope they will be able to provide some more facts to this or even let us try it out. Keep your eyes on this studio. They have some really interesting ideas.
I also found an early concept video (embedded below) on their YouTube channel, but there is also a short video on their Steam page. It’s a little shaky, but you can understand the experience a bit better if you watch it. What do you think? Will it be soon possible for global fans to attend virtual concerts of their favorite K-Pop artists? Exciting!
YouTube: Reality Reflection – VR Character Teaser
Photo credit: Reality Reflection
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