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We’ve seen several Michael Bay-esque experiences in VR, but soon we’ll get to experience the real thing.

The Hollywood director, known for his explosive set pieces in action-packed movies, has this week revealed a collaboration with a VR production studio named The Rogue Initiative. Together, the pair will create original content that spans both VR and other interactive platforms. According to a press release, projects will feature the “gritty, danger-close action” that Bay has become known for thanks to his Transformers series alongside other blockbusters. Bay will also join the Initiative as a strategic advisor.

Joining him will be veteran film and television producer Lynda Obst and advisors like Cliff Plumer, Matthew Cohan, and Cody Simms. In the same release, Bay noted that he was “excited about building new visual worlds for this innovative medium”. His first VR project is yet to be revealed, although we do know that his partner is working on several other experiences that it’s not quite ready to talk about yet. Hopefully we’ll see some more high-profile collaborations that bring other famous directors into the world of VR for the first time.

It’s a big get for The Rogue Initiative, which came into existence back in February of this year. The LA-based studio launched with the intention of creating not just new VR experiences but ones that also cross over into other types of media. The plan is to distribute content across the likes of PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Gear VR as well as the likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu. Feature films and shows for network and cable television are also in the works. It’s co-founded by CEO Pete Blumel, who you may remember for his short tenure at World War Toons developer, Reload Studios.

Look for more to come from this studio soon.

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Someone take him out please. $100 via PayPal.
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Make it $1000 and you've got yourself a hitman...... I mean deal tongue.gif
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Rather see Mythbusters explosions in VR... Oh wait, they were cancelled rolleyes.gif
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Rather see Mythbusters explosions in VR... Oh wait, they were cancelled rolleyes.gif

I'd rather see mythbusters in general VR, or not VR. I just want Mythbusters back :/
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This makes me want movies that are rendered in a 3-dimensional environment like those youtube videos where you can change the perspective. Would be neat to be able to look around if they rendered the world around you like that.
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Explosions...explosions everywhere weirdsmiley.gif
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that pretty much sums up the quality of VR content biggrin.gif
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that pretty much sums up the quality of VR content biggrin.gif
VR content has so many forms, from gaming, academic research, engineering, design, business, arts and entertainment. Just to name a few, in case you were wondering. thumb.gif
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Oh jeez, Michael Bay. One of the worst directors ever. Then again, I don't know if you call a guy that gets a bunch of people together to shake the camera and do constant explosions a "director". rolleyes.gif
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