Sony Teams Up With ‘The Void’ to Give Users New VR Experience in Upcoming Jumanji Movie

by Ralf Jennings

Sony VR will allow you to enter Jumanji

Sony Pictures in conjunction with The Void, VR attraction firm wants to give users a new VR experience. The companies are working with the upcoming Sony film Jumanji: The Next Level. The VR experience is called Jumanji: Reverse the Curse and it will allow users to enter the jungles of Jumanji virtually. They will also be allowed to explore the physical stage with props, walls and multi-sensory effects including smell and touch.

The experience is immersive

Four visitors can take part in the experience at once. The users transform into characters from the movie including Ruby Roundhouse, Dr. Bravestone, Professor Oberon and “Mouse” Finbar. They are avatars of 4 high school students to make the experience more surreal. The experience aims to rescue the Scepter which holds the famous red jewel of Jumanji. This jewel is then returned to some sacred temple. During your trip to the jungle, you will come across different things and fight through the tricky jungle.

Sony Picture VP Zake Zim said the company chose to pull the characters into the VR game just as the characters in the movie were pulled into the game. It was done to create a unique VR experience. He also says that moviegoers will have an opportunity to live in VR as their favorite characters. Just like the movie, the players will also have to work together to win the game.

The Void is backed by Qualcomm, Disney, and other investors. It operates 16 VR centers in different parts of the world. The company also plans to open 14 centers in the coming months. It also said the game will be more immersive and interactive than any game they have created in the past. It is scheduled for release ahead of the movie premiere on December 13.

Ralf Jennings

I have been covering reports on everything relating to American politics and economic trends in the U.S. since 1999. After my graduation from college, I began to work as a part-time writer for a local magazine and this experience helped me build my writing and reporting skills. I eventually got aRead more...