Lose Control And Delve Into The Distinctive World Of BRITANNIA With The Launch Of Sky VR’s New Immersive Experience | The Fan Carpet

Lose Control And Delve Into The Distinctive World Of BRITANNIA With The Launch Of Sky VR’s New Immersive Experience


07 November 2019

Britannia VR: Out of Your Mind was created by Sky VR Studios and developed by Hammerhead. It uses cutting-edge VR photogrammetry and volumetric capture techniques, we worked with Dimension studios to realistically capture the visually stunning sets, props and cast which included MacKenzie Crook, Liana Cornell, Ben Bailey Smith and Steve Pemberton.

In the VR experience fans can choose to be immersed in a world of Druid magic and mysticism or enter an intoxicating world of Roman imperialism and power. Throughout the experience they will be presented with several fun and engaging unique interactions.

Lose control and delve into the distinctive world of Britannia with the launch of Sky VR’s new immersive experience

 

 

Ahead of tonight’s premiere of series two of Sky original anarchic drama Britannia, fans of the show will be able to get closer to the genre-bending, psychedelic world with the launch of Britannia VR:Out of Your Mind, Sky VRs brand new experience available now on SteamVR and coming soon to the Oculus store. 

Created by the multi-award-winning writer Jez Butterworth, Tom Butterworth and James Richardson. Britannia brings a moment of our history to life like never seen before on TV. It’s a tale of clashing faith systems, torn apart families, mystic men, powerful women, all told with humour, heart and violence. 

Britannia VR: Out of Your Mind was created by Sky VR Studios and developed by Hammerhead. It uses cutting-edge VR photogrammetry and volumetric capture techniques, we worked with Dimension studios to realistically capture the visually stunning sets, props and cast which included MacKenzie Crook, Liana Cornell, Ben Bailey Smith and Steve Pemberton. In the VR experience fans can choose to be immersed in a world of Druid magic and mysticism or enter an intoxicating world of Roman imperialism and power. Throughout the experience they will be presented with several fun and engaging unique interactions.

The first choice they will need to make is whether to drink wine from a Roman goblet or inhale the magic smoke from a Druid bowl of plant and flowers. If they inhale the Druid concoction, they learn the druid ways with Ania (Liana Cornell) and join tranced out dancers at a dark rave in the woods. Dressed as a druid they will witness the intense power of Veran (Mackenzie Crook), as he leads the druids to resist the Daemon of Rome.

If they drink wine from the Roman goblet, they become immersed in a world of Roman imperialism and power as they worship the Roman Gods with Rufus (Ben Bailey Smith). They will be able to bathe in a luxurious bath, pour liquid silver to make money, dress as a Roman soldier as well as witness the pomp and ceremony of Emperor Claudius (Steve Pemberton) and his five-tonne elephant enter the Roman Oppida.

 

 

Neil Graham Executive Producer for Sky VR and Sky Cinema said: “We are delighted to bring the world of Britannia to life through this truly immersive interactive VR experience. By blending cinematic and game production techniques, we are able to truly showcase the epic scale and ambition of Britannia. Working together with Vertigo and Hammerhead we are extremely proud of what we’ve been able to create together”.

Simon Windsor, Joint Managing Director, Hammerhead & Dimension,Britannia VR continues our work creating highly realistic and emotive immersive experiences - bringing fans into the world of Britannia to interact and experience the drama and magic as though there themselves. Sky's pioneering approach to new volumetric production techniques helps connect fans with the characters and their stories in powerful new ways and we're thrilled with our latest collaboration.”

Series two is written by Jez Tom and John-Henry Butterworth. Produced by Rupert Ryle-Hodges and executive produced by Vertigo Films’ James Richardson; and Neal Street Production's Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris and Nicolas Brown with Jez and Tom Butterworth.

 

 

Britannia VR: Out of Your Mind is one of many Sky VR experiences created for Sky original productions which include A Discovery of Witches and Curfew. Britannia VR: Out of Your Mind was directed by Kim-Leigh Pontin and produced by Daniel Bougourd, Neil Graham and Kim-Leigh Pontin for Sky.  Steve Jelly, Sally Blake and Simon Windsor lead the production for Hammerhead.

All ten episodes of Britannia series two are available now on Sky and TV streaming service NOW TV.

Britannia VR: Out of Your Mind is available now on SteamVR and will be launching soon on the Oculus store.

About Sky
With 24 million customers across seven countries, Sky is Europe’s leading media and entertainment company and is proud to be part of the Comcast group. Our 31,000 employees help connect our customers with the very best of Sports, News, the arts and to our own local, original content. Following the success of Sky originals like Chernobyl, Patrick Melrose, Das Boot and Gomorrah we launched Sky Studios and now plan to more than double our investment in original drama and comedy over the next five years.

Our technology allows customers to watch what they want, when they want, how they want, and as we connect millions of families to content, they love, it is our responsibility to do it safely – that’s why we offer services like Sky Broadband Buddy and the Sky Kids app. And our online streaming service, NOW TV, brings viewers all the enjoyment of Sky with the flexibility of a contract-free service.

We also believe that a company of our scale has a responsibility that goes beyond our business, and into the community. Our Sky Ocean Rescue campaign has reached millions across Europe, we’re on track to be free of single-use plastic by 2020, we’re investing £25million over five years in ocean saving tech and we’re a proud employer – recognised by The Times and Stonewall for our approach to inclusivity.

About NOW TV
NOW TV is a pick and mix TV streaming service that lets you choose from a range of passes contract free.

Available anytime, anywhere in the UK, you can watch through a NOW TV Box or NOW TV Smart Stick, or on the web. The NOW TV app is also available on over 60 devices. Whether you’re into big dramas, blockbuster movies, live sports or even just some extra TV for the kids, NOW TV offers four passes which include the latest and best TV and movies: Entertainment, Sky Cinema, Kids and Sky Sports.

This includes Sky Atlantic, over 300 Box Sets on demand, all 10 Sky Sports channels and over 1,000 movies – all available with no contract.

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About Hammerhead
Hammerhead is a leading immersive media company, based in London and Newcastle, specialising in the creation of immersive content for AR, VR and XR. With unique means of production and truly state-of-the-art capture facilities across its three specialist studios; Hammerhead, Dimension, and TimeSlice, the company is pioneering the next generation of immersive content for consumer and entertainment IP.

About Dimension
Dimension is a world leading volumetric video and 3D capture studio, and first Microsoft Mixed Reality Capture studio partner. Based in London, the studio provides a world-class facility to create advanced virtual humans for uses across multiple industries. Dimension is part of immersive media group, Hammerhead, which includes Hammerhead’s Newcastle studio and Timeslice Films.

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