‘Insurgent’ Virtual Reality Experience Announcement

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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.


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.


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.

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