The fine folks at Bigscreen Inc. have announced a partnership with Paramount Pictures to bring licensed movies to Bigscreen Cinema. This new venture will let you and your friends enjoy officially-licensed films in VR.
If you're unfamiliar with Bigscreen, it's more or less a free-to-play 3D movie theater that can be used to share whatever's on the host's desktop. This certainly has a lot of applications in the entertainment space, allowing people to watch videos of all sorts together or get a good laugh at one of their friends playing games. It could also, in theory, be used for running some kind of presentation — it is, after all, a 3D movie theater.
Now, Bigscreen Inc. has announced via the /r/Vive subreddit that they're launching a brand-new feature called Bigscreen Cinema, the fruits of a multi-year partnership with Paramount Pictures.
What Can You Watch with Bigscreen Cinema?
The Bigscreen Cinema website lists what you can watch right now and what's coming in the future.
- Transformers: Dark of the Moon (3D)
- Ghost in the Shell (3D)
- Star Trek
- Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
December 20–27, 2019
- Star Trek Into Darkness
- Terminator Genisys (3D)
- I Love You, Man
December 27, 2019–January 3, 2020
- Star Trek Beyond (3D)
- Top Gun (3D)
- Terminator 2
January 3–10, 2020
- World War Z (3D)
- Transformers: Age of Extinction (3D)
- Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
- Minority Report
It should be noted that some of these films are 3D and that they will have 3D enabled within the app. Bear in mind, however, that you'll have to pay $3.99 for 2D films and $4.99 for 3D films through Bigscreen Cinema.
You can find out more about Bigscreen Cinema at its official website. If you don't yet already have this application, you can pick it up on Steam for free right now.
What do you think of the Bigscreen Cinema partnership? Would you pay to watch movies in VR with your friends? Let us know in the comments below!