‘Insurgent’ Virtual Reality Experience Announcement

Gear Diary is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn More.

'Insurgent' Virtual Reality Experience Announcement Listen to this article

Do you want to experience some virtual reality gear? Starting February 27, virtual reality players have several opportunities to try the fully immersive Insurgent – Shatter Reality 360-degree narrative experience using Samsung Gear Virtual Reality (VR) powered by the Galaxy Note 4.

VRGalaxyGear

Set in the world of the upcoming feature film The Divergent Series: Insurgent (March 20), this unique virtual reality (VR) experience will tour New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Austin and San Francisco prior to going live across all platforms and app stores. The experience will also be available exclusively on Samsung’s Milk VR™ service through March 1. Select Best Buy stores will also offer this VR experience for fans outside the main tour areas over the weekend of March 7-8.

See more details about this exclusive four-minute VR experience from the exclusive partnership between Lionsgate and Samsung below:

By putting on the Gear VR headset, consumers are immersed in the role of “Divergent” members of society who have been captured by Jeanine Matthews (Kate Winslet) and her Erudite faction and are subjected to a series of mental ”simulations” in order to determine the full extent of their divergence. As the VR technology simulates Jeanine and her faction cohorts testing them with experimental serums, they experience two distinct, intensely gripping and realistic fearscapes, transporting them from the frightening heights of a crumbling Chicago skyscraper to the intimidating challenge of a massive, fast-approaching locomotive.

 

Created by virtual reality innovators Kite & Lightning with assistance from the film’s VFX team, the experience was built using stereoscopic 4K video of the actors, with effects and environment built in Unreal Engine 4 and then rendered into an immersive 3D/360° experience. It was scored by The Divergent Series: Insurgent composer Joe Trapanese.

InsurgentShatterReality

The Divergent Series: Insurgent will release on March 20 in regular 2D theaters as well as Real 3D and Digital 3D theaters. Divergent , the first film in the series grossed nearly $300 million at the global box office. The Divergent trilogy has sold more than 30 million books around the world.

As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases. Thanks for your support!


About the Author

Gear Diary Staff
Gear Diary was founded on September 30, 2006, with the goal to create a website that would not easily be labeled. Everyone who is part of Gear Diary is a professional who uses technology in their work and daily lives. On this site, we share our enthusiasm while exploring the gear we use — the equipment that makes our lives easier, more entertaining, more productive, and more manageable. Our hope is that Gear Diary visitors find this site to be a welcoming, friendly, and accessible place to learn about and discuss interesting topics — and not only those that are tech-related! Gear Diary is a place to discover and explore all kinds of new gear, including smartphones, computers, kitchen gadgets, Toys, EDC, camping gear, or even your next new car! You can follow us on Twitter @GearDiarySite.