Last month cinematic virtual reality (VR) company Jaunt released its first 360 degree video to the public. That video was a live performance of ‘Live and Let Die’ by Sir Paul McCartney, which could be downloaded on Android phones for free and then viewed using the Google Cardboard smartphone-based head-mounted display (HMD). This week sees Jaunt bring that experience to both PC and Mac, now with support for the Oculus Rift HMD’s second development kit (DK2).
This brief video gives audience a full 360 degrees of viewing as they watch a live performance of the classic The Wings song, taken from a show at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California, USA on 14th August 2014. Throughout the song the camera position will change, giving the audience a view from behind the musician’s piano as well as in front of the stage for an experience more akin to being in the crowd itself. From here, viewers can enjoy the song and the pyrotechnics on display.
The experience can currently be downloaded for free over on Jaunt’s official website. As can be seen from this page, Jaunt has several other 360 degree videos that it is planning to release including the WWII-era The Mission, Kaiju Fury and Black Mass, each of which is expected to arrive on both Google Cardboard and the Oculus Rift in the future. It appears as if the company has plenty of work ahead, then. VRFocus will continue to follow all applications of VR, reporting back with any further updates.