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Top Gun will have free VR screenings for 24 hours

Need for VR: classic Tom Cruise movie 'Top Gun' will be shown in VR on December 29

By Jak Connor on Dec 29, 2017 06:15 am CST - 1 min, 3 secs reading time

Paramount Home Media Distribution has partnered up with Bigscreen to showcase the first screening of Top Gun in a virtual reality cinema, the screening begins at 6PM EST on December 29th.


Bigscreen hope to bring a different feel to the cinema world but without taking away from the luxuries of actually being inside a cinema. The idea is to bring the cinema experience to home audiences, where users will be able to interact with each other in virtual lobby and watch videos on a virtual movie screen which is equipped with complete immersive surround sound and lighting effects.

Bob Buchi, President Worldwide Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures said "Bigscreen's virtual reality platform offers a new way for fans to experience films in their homes" and "We're excited to be a part of this experiment using cutting-edge technology to give fans a new entertainment option."

For those interested in joining the free viewing of Top Gun you would be required to have a compatible VR headset, Windows 10 and Bigscreen's free application. VR headsets that are currently compatible are the following Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, all Steam VR-compatible headsets, and all Windows Mixed Reality headsets.

Jak Connor


Jaks love for technology and more specifically PC gaming began at 10 years old, it was the day his dad showed him how to play Age of Empires on a old Compaq PC. Ever since that day, Jak fell in love with games and the progression of the technology industry in all its forms. Instead of the typical FPS PC gamer, Jak enjoys the likes of a solid MMO, RPG, or a single-player linear story. More importantly, though, he holds a very special spot in his heart for RTS games.


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