For the launch of its Windows Mixed Reality headsets, Microsoft commissioned an interactive VR experience called 'Free the Night.'
The VR film introduces an experience that makes the most of the "six degrees of freedom," a term used in AR/VR production that refers to the freedom of movement a body has in a 3D space: yaw, pitch and roll, as well as up/down, left/right and forward/backward motions. In Free the Night, viewers are taken on an incredible journey to the stars that involves the manipulation of light. Once the night has been "freed," the stars in the sky begin to dance, swoop and travel around the viewer in a fantastical experience that could only be possible with cutting-edge technology.
Free the Night is set to make its debut at The Future of Storytelling Summit in New York.