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‘Take Flight’ with New York Time’s VR video

New York Times virtual reality flying app for Google Cardboard

Although we have talked again and again about the impact virtual reality will have to the media industry, especially when it comes down to entertainment, this latest VR video gives us a good reason to talk some more about it. For some, New York Times seem one of the first adopters of this new breakthrough technology.

With a plethora of VR subjects already on its arsenal, their latest work is the reenactment of famous flying movie scenes. Now, what makes the whole video interesting, and mostly alluring, is that you get to experience it next to some of your favorite movie starts.

Some of the names include Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender and Melissa McCarthy. I mean, New York Times must surely have pulled many favors to get this video done. Even so, this is not the most important thing about popular news sites taking the next step towards virtual reality.

Some of the names include Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender and Melissa McCarthy

As we ever get closer to an official release of the other headsets, VR industry clearly aspires to a future where videos like New York Time’s “Take Flight” will start having a more public approve. Nowadays, with the only headsets already on the market being Cardboard and Gear VR, we’re peaking at a future full of potential through the blurry lens of mobile VR.

Even so, what it seems strange to me is my interest into spending the $20 for a Cardboard to finally delve myself into this ever-expanding world of videos and apps. Since Oculus Rift, Playstation VR, and HTC Vive are a long way to go before getting really popular, and somehow cheap, I’m more than eager to invest to a portable virtual reality device than actually waiting for the more powerful PC/console headsets.

It’s not that I will not take the next step forward at some time in the future and buy another headset, but with the work being done in Cardboard and Gear VR nowadays being of the top quality, I’m just more interested in what I already see.

Nevertheless, mobile VR headsets have their limitations in the likes of limited processing power and battery life

Nevertheless, mobile VR headsets have their limitations in the likes of limited processing power and battery life, but for me it’s a small price to pay for being able to experience those “star-filled flying scenes” from the comfort of my couch, or at a party with my friends.

To get your hands on this video from New York Time’s, as well as many other really interesting topics, you can download NYT VR app from the App Store or Google Play for free. Get immersed in a world with (almost) no limits, and dare to imagine what the next subject which will draw us in will be.

For everything Google Cardboard related, as well as Virtual Reality in general, stay tuned in our site. We’ll keep you occupied with the most informative, and entertaining, articles around. Also, share your opinion on the comments below: what do you think about Google Cardboard and it’s future?

Image source: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/13/magazine/editors-letter-take-flight-with-virtual-reality.html?_r=0

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