Apple Vision Pro | New VR headset will offer 150 3D films, including Avatar: The Way Of Water

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150 films will be available in 3D when the Apple Vision Pro launches, among them Dune and Avatar: Way Of Water. If you fork out $3500, that is.

VR (virtual reality) has been around for a while now, and is slowly but surely making its way to mainstream entertainment. You can roam the scary village in Resident Evil Village or slash beats in Beat Saber in VR, but Apple is now hoping to bring movies and TV into the mix. 

The company has released details of its new Apple Vision Pro headset, which aims to revolutionise the way we consume entertainment. It sounds grim, I know, but Apple’s press release mentions dinosaurs. More on that later. 

The press release promises that the headset has “more pixels than a 4K TV for each eye” and Apple is trying to entice new customers by offering new ways to watch films and TV. 

Naturally, you can watch anything on AppleTV+ through the headset, and Apple also promises that 150 films will be available, in 3D from launch. These include The Super Mario Bros. Movie, Dune, Avatar: The Way Of Water and Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse. 

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There’s also something called Environments, which allow you to “stream music, audiobooks, or podcasts as they look up at a starry night sky from Yosemite, surf the web from Haleakalā, or settle in for a movie during a storm on Mount Hood.”

It also allows you to transform the space around you (at least on screen) into a cinema for the ultimate cinema experience at home. 

Disney+ is also available through the headset, and it turns out you can watch those programmes and films from four different environments: “the Disney+ Theater, inspired by the historic El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood; the Scare Floor from Pixar’s Monsters Inc.; Marvel’s Avengers Tower overlooking downtown Manhattan; and the cockpit of Luke Skywalker’s landspeeder, facing a binary sunset on the planet Tatooine from the Star Wars galaxy.”

Because watching films in your living room or the cinema is so 2023. 

But, as mentioned, there are dinosaurs. Apple is introducing Encounter Dinosaurs, a new app that lets you interact with prehistoric creatures without the fear of Jurassic Park happening all over again. 

The Apple Vision Pro prices start at $3,499 which is enough to make our eyes water. It’s safe to say that VR will remain a luxury for the few with that price tag. 

You can read more about the Apple Vision Pro on Apple’s website

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