SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- High Fidelity, the real-time social VR platform, will host its first festival completely in virtual reality, featuring contests, giveaways and one of the first VR live music shows ever produced. FUTVRE LANDS will take place November 17, 2018, from 12pm-4pm PT virtually in the FUTVRE LANDS domain and in-person at High Fidelity's VR Studio in San Francisco. Tickets are available here.
FUTVRE LANDS is an entertainment festival without traditional festival headaches like long lines, heat stroke and sudden downpours. Free and open to the public, it offers the VR-curious an opportunity to venture into social virtual experiences. Anyone can access FUTVRE LANDS via a VR headset, desktop or Google Daydream-enabled Android device. The event lineup includes Oculus Rift VR headset giveaways, the fan-favorite "Last Avatar Standing" trivia game show—where participants earn High Fidelity Coin (HFC) cryptocurrency—and live performances headlined by five-time Grammy nominee Thomas Dolby ("She Blinded Me with Science").
High Fidelity is presenting FUTVRE LANDS as part of Virtual Reality Day, a 24-hour series of AR/VR events held in more than 50 cities and countries around the world. The entire celebration will move to FUTVRE LANDS for four hours of VR Day.
Powering FUTVRE LANDS is High Fidelity's open-source software for creating real-time social VR experiences, with ultra-low latency and high-definition audio that gives users an immersive and powerful sense of presence. High Fidelity's platform can now support up to 500 people in a single virtual space, without sharding.
"Our goal is to make High Fidelity an Internet-scale technology that allows anyone to create and share their VR experience in real-time," said Philip Rosedale, CEO and founder of High Fidelity. "At FUTVRE LANDS, we'll bring more people in VR together at the same time than ever before. For VR newcomers, it's a fun way to dive into virtual reality to see what's possible beyond video gaming. For our community of VR creators, it's a chance to celebrate VR's rapid progress toward more mainstream users."
Virtual reality experiences like FUTVRE LANDS offer new ways for artists to share their exhibits, teachers to explain their curriculums and creators to make a living selling their work. Musicians have already started using VR platforms to reach audiences limited by geography or expenses. On December 2, 2018, music producers Ryan Hemsworth and Giraffage will hold a meet-and-greet inside High Fidelity to engage with fans after their fall tour. Events like these capture the spirit of VR as an open, interactive environment that connects people around the world and reinforces High Fidelity's position as a leader in creating immersive experiences to entertain, engage and unite audiences.
About High Fidelity High Fidelity distributes an open source, scalable platform to create 3D virtual worlds. Performers, educators, makers, entrepreneurs and brands can create and host their own social VR experiences. Visitors can take their avatar between virtual worlds with a consistent identity. High Fidelity ensures content rights and ownership with a federated digital asset registry based on blockchain, and powers an economy with its own cryptocurrency, High Fidelity Coin. Based in San Francisco, High Fidelity was founded by Philip Rosedale, creator of Second Life, and is backed by investors including Blockchain Capital, Breyer Capital, Galaxy Digital Ventures, GV, HTC, IDG Capital Partners, Kapor Capital, Linden Lab, True Ventures and Vulcan Capital.