Using VREAL, Rooster Teeth’s gaming channel Achievement Hunter Premieres New Let’s Play Episode, Surgeon Simulator: Experience Reality
SEATTLE – April 20, 2017 – Virtual reality entertainment took a leap forward today as VREAL® announced that Rooster Teeth, the pioneering studio responsible for some of the biggest online series in history, used VREAL’s VR streaming technology to create a new Let’s Play episode for the VR game Surgeon Simulator: Experience Reality. Viewers can watch the episode when it airs today at 9:00 AM CST on AchievementHunter.com. VREAL, the new platform for VR game livestreaming and discovery, allows content creators like Rooster Teeth to set up virtual cameras inside a VR game, enabling them to create engaging content for platforms like Twitch and YouTube.
The VREAL platform turns VR games into shared virtual worlds that people can enjoy together through native VR streams, where broadcasters and viewers are able to meet and interact with each other inside VR.
Using VREAL, Achievement Hunter placed camera operators inside Surgeon Simulator: Experience Reality, allowing them to transform the game into a virtual soundstage and create a unique perspective of a VR game.
“Rooster Teeth are pioneers in online video. After seeing a demo of VREAL they immediately saw the potential for how VREAL can change the way they create content with VR games,” said Todd Hooper, CEO and founder of VREAL. “Our native VR stream allows Rooster Teeth to place their camera operators inside the VR world, and open up opportunities to create a variety of engaging programming.”
“At Rooster Teeth we’re always exploring what’s next in gaming entertainment and VR is a huge part of that. VREAL allows us to explore Surgeon Simulator VR from a perspective we weren’t able to before” said Gus Sorola, co-founder at Rooster Teeth. “We’re excited to see how the audience reacts to this new type of VR content and continue to experiment with new technology as it becomes available”
Catch Achievement Hunter’s VR Let’s Play today at: https://youtu.be/Sb0aoJhe9mY.
VREAL® (Virtual Reality Entertainment and Livestreaming) is the first platform for VR game streaming and discovery that transforms private virtual worlds into shareable, discoverable experiences. As a native VR streaming platform, VREAL enables developers, streamers, players, and viewers around the world to join in on the fun from any VR headset or screen. Based in Seattle, VREAL is founded by leading technology and game industry executive, Todd Hooper.
About Rooster Teeth
Rooster Teeth is a pioneering studio responsible for some of the biggest online series in history, such as the award-winning and longest-running web series, Red vs. Blue. They also produce the globally acclaimed animated series RWBY, the first western anime series to be distributed in Japan; the award-winning Rooster Teeth Podcast; and Immersion, a reality format that brings video game theory to the real world. Rooster Teeth has a massive global footprint of more than 30 million subscribers to its YouTube Network, 5 million unique monthly visitors to its RoosterTeeth.com hub and 2 million registered community members. The company was founded in 2003, and is now a subsidiary of Fullscreen Media, a global youth media company that develops online creators and produces multi-platform entertainment experiences. Discover more at RoosterTeeth.com.
About Surgeon Simulator: Experience Reality from Bossa Studios
Surgeon Simulator: Experience Reality gives players complete ‘hands on’ access to some of the most unlikely surgeries out there. From a heart transplant in Zero-G to a brain surgery during a blackout, it’s all there with lots of fun surprises and environments to explore, in the newest and most immersive version of Surgeon Simulator yet, built especially for VR.
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