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Square Enix shows off its vision for the future of comics with virtual reality
After a demonstration of the Oculus Dev Kit 1 in 2013, game developer and comic publisher Square Enix started work on a research project dubbed “Project Hikari.” The project was an attempt to adapt comics into virtual reality, by not just making something that look like it was a comic come to life, but also to explore what a VR comic means.
The company is demoing the project, Tales of the Wedding Rings VR — based on a Japanese comic of the same name minus “VR” — on the Oculus Rift at New York Comic Con this weekend.
Tales of the Wedding Rings VR is a non-interactive viewing experience in a virtual space. It’s not so much a virtual reality comic, but a VR 3D animated film framed as a comic. They do…