Ernest Cline has invited people to take a VR tour around Aech’s garage from the forthcoming Steven Spielberg adaptation of his cineliterate nostalgic adventure Ready Player One. The author tweeted a link to the virtual experience, with an accompanying video in case you didn’t want to rummage through 80’s paraphernalia yourself.
You can now explore a recreation of one of the digital sets used in @readyplayerone by creating a free @SansarOfficial account. (A VR headset is not required.) Here’s a great video overview of the experience: https://t.co/H4pTuQlV9t
— Ernie Cline (@erniecline) January 9, 2018
If you do have a go, please let us know what you find amongst the lightsabres, Iron Giant parts, and Aliens cargo loaders.
Ready Player One is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the OASIS, sparking a contest that grips the entire world. When an unlikely young hero named Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) decides to join the contest, he is hurled into a breakneck, reality-bending treasure hunt through a fantastical universe of mystery, discovery and danger.
Ready Player One is set for release on March 30th, 2018 and sees Steven Spielberg (The BFG) directing a cast that includes Tye Sheridan (X-Men: Apocalypse) as Parzival, Olivia Cooke (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) as Art3mis, Simon Pegg (Star Trek Beyond) as Ogden Morrow, Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) as Nolan Sorrento, T.J. Miller (Deadpool) as i-R0k, Hannah John-Kamen (Game of Thrones) as F’Nale Zandor, Win Morisaki as Diato, newcomer Philip Zhao as Shoto and Mark Rylance (The BFG) as James Halliday.