In gentle of the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of VR and AR tasks that had been set to be introduced at this 12 months’s SXSW Pageant are being launched on-line this month after the competition’s cancellation. The tasks embrace a number of 360 video tasks that may launch on Oculus TV, together with a brand new AR venture referred to as ‘Fragments’ that’s obtainable now  for Magic Leap 1 customers.

SXSW introduced that they’d launch a brand new collaboration referred to as the ‘SXSW 2020 Digital Cinema on Oculus TV’. In lieu of a bodily competition, SXSW will current seven 360 video tasks which had been all entered into the Digital Cinema competitors earlier than the bodily occasions had been cancelled. All seven tasks will probably be obtainable to expertise in Oculus TV from Could 22-31, and you’ll learn extra particulars about every venture on the SXSW web site.

Moreover, a brand new augmented actuality venture from Atlas V and NSC Artistic referred to as ‘Fragments’ is accessible for the Magic Leap 1 from immediately. The venture was set to have its world premiere at SXSW as a part of the official choice earlier than cancellation. The venture is directed by Peabody Award winner Aaron Bradbury and is predicated on the true story of Lisa Elin and her husband Erik Craighead, who handed away six years after they met. Fragments will discover the themes of grief, loss of life and ‘how we understand and maintain onto recollections of a tragic occasion.’ The venture’s launch additionally coincides with the Worldwide Day of Gentle, chosen as a a ‘reminder of hope in these particularly darkish occasions’.

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