Boiler Room is launching the world’s first virtual reality venue, designed and built to film their shows as a VR experience.
Having spent early days bringing live broadcasts from warehouses to viewers via Logitech webcams, to screening events from the underground of bouncing cities the world over, the electronic music live streaming channel are now partnering with Inception to launch the VR platform. Inception, a creator of VR entertainment, will help produce the made-for-VR venue to bring the party to its most immersive level. So if you missed out on getting into that banging Jackmaster Boiler Room, or want to experience a BR showcase in Japan in real time, fear not.
As stated in a press release, Boiler Room said: “Most of Boiler Room's audience is made up of global online users who tune in to watch music events they can’t attend in person. We’ve always been driven by using technology to showcase the music we care about in the most authentic way we can.”
“We’ve always been driven by using technology to showcase the music we care about and give fans all around the world an authentic experience of the events and scenes they can’t be part of in person.” said Blaise Bellville, Boiler Room’s founder said in a press release, according to Business Wire. “Building the first ever music venue born for VR is a big evolution of that, creating immersive online experiences that bring people even closer to what it’s like being at a sweaty rave or an amazing concert half-way across the world."
It’s been announced that the VR venue will be open for use in early 2017, and its work is ongoing.