NY Occasions launches VR app with Google Cardboard giveaway

NY Times launches VR app with Google Cardboard giveaway

The New York Occasions is launching a VR app, and can give one million plus subscribers a Google Cardboard VR viewer to make use of it. It’s going to additionally debut a VR movie for the app referred to as The Displaced, which particulars the struggles of three youngsters caught within the international refugee disaster. Government Editor Dean Baquet stated the NYT “created the primary crucial, critical piece of journalism utilizing digital actuality, to make clear one of the dire humanitarian crises of our lifetime.” The movie is greatest seen on Cardboard, however will even be obtainable on YouTube and smartphones by way of a 2D model of the app.

The Occasions will launch a collection of VR movies for the app, together with an present piece displaying the way it made the New York Occasions JournalStrolling New York cowl. It stated the app additionally “helps digital actuality playback for Google Cardboard in addition to playback of 360-diploma video cellular navigation.” Government VP Meredith Kopit Levien stated “the good irony right here is that it takes (a 164-yr previous) print newspaper… and its nonetheless exceptional distribution system to ship some of the superior digital storytelling applied sciences to greater than one million individuals.”

The good irony right here is that it takes (a 164-yr previous) print newspaper… and its nonetheless exceptional distribution system to ship one of the superior digital storytelling applied sciences to greater than one million individuals.

The Occasions suggested subscribers to maintain their Cardboards for subsequent releases coming in December and later. (In the event you’re a subscriber and unsure what we’re speaking about, Google’s Cardboard is a fold out system that turns your smartphone right into a primary digital actuality viewer, letting you see 3D and 360-diploma movies.) The app will arrive on November seventh for Android and iOS, and subscribers will obtain Cardboard with their weekend paper beginning the identical day. Occasions Insiders and a few digital subscribers will as an alternative get a promo code for the viewer, which usually runs about $25.

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