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Punchdrunk Joins RSC and Epic Games to Deliver Major Government-Funded Immersive Project

Tuesday, January 15, 2019   (0 Comments)
Stock image: People using a Virtual Reality device

The Royal Shakespeare Company has partnered with Punchdrunk UK and video game company Epic Games as part of an £18 million scheme, exploring virtual reality across entertainment industries. It is one of the three projects that have been awarded the funding from Innovate UK as part of its Audiences of the Future program, which aims to make the UK a world leader in immersive technologies.

Alongside 12 other organizations from the music industry, video production, gaming and research sectors they will work to develop new ways of bringing virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) into the world of performance, allowing audiences to watch live shows from their own homes using devices such as mobile phones or custom-built headsets.

Read the original news article on The Stage website.