So what could be better than experiencing this in VR?
It is also well know that Brian May, Queens guitarist, is a fan of virtual reality and even designed his own mobile VR glasses. So this was a match made in heaven.
“Ultimately VR will change the world, because you’ll be able to build everything that you love and cherish in the virtual world. You’ll feel like you can touch and hear and interact with them. VR could advance to the point where you feel a tug, a sort of nostalgia, a feeling that you’ve lost something, because you’ve fallen in love with the virtual world. Eventually, I think people won’t want to come out.”
After this experience was prototypes at the Google I/O this year, it is here for Android and will be available for iOS soon. Unusually this video is not available on Youtube as of now.
“The Bohemian Rhapsody Experience offers a journey through frontman Freddie Mercury’s subconscious mind and recreates the sensation of being onstage with the band, with visual and audio elements that respond to your movements. The content is also available as a 360 degree video for you to experience even if you do not own a VR device.”
One of the most exciting parts of this experience are the fixed audio points. So if the viewer looks from left to right, the audio is moving corresponding to the viewers position.
Google is working on a lot of similar experiences called “spotlights” where you can also move to experience different parts of the story.
Where to download?
Get it here:
Or if you want to enjoy the music in 2D: