Updates following original post…
If you’ve ever dreamed of being Professor X, Comic-Con may be your chance.
20th Century Fox has created an X-Men themed virtual reality experience to their booth on the show floor, where attendees will be able to utilize an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset to simulate Cerebro, Professor X’s technology that he uses to detect mutants.
From the Associated Press article about the event, here’s what it will entail:
The 360-degree, 90-second virtual adventure will take place on the Comic-Con show floor inside Fox’s booth, where attendees will sit in a replica of Professor X’s wheelchair and virtually hunt shape-shifting mutant Mystique in the San Diego Convention Center. Each experience will be recorded and made available for users to share on social media.
The Associated Press was granted a demonstration of the Oculus Rift event, and described the short interactive film narrated by a Patrick Stewart sound-a-like as “what it might look like to roll into the iconic domed Cerebro chamber depicted” in the X-Men films.
[UPDATE] We just received the official press release on the event, and it has some additional details regarding the X-Men presence at the Fox booth.
First, those who participate in the Cerebro Experience will receive one of four collectible X-Men character posters, with a different poster for each day of the convention. Quantities of these posters are limited, so get to the booth early and often if you want the complete set. We also have some images of the Cerebro Experience seen below:
Second, guests at the booth will be able to pre-order X-Men: The Cerebro Collection, a limited edition set with X-Men, X2, X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men: First Class on Blu-ray packaged in a replica of Professor X’s Cerebro helmet. Quantities of the Cerebro Collection are limited to 1000 units and will sell for $79.99. Those ordering can include X-Men: Days of Future Past together for $89.99.
Last, a new X-Men app will be unveiled during SDCC, “the definitive source for all official X-Men movie news and the complete reference for mutants in the X-Men movies universe”.
The entire press release is below:
TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS
THE X-MEN CEREBRO EXPERIENCE
The X-Men Team Brings a Fully Immersive, 360-degree Virtual Reality Experience
Utilizing State of the Art Oculus Rift Technology to Comic-Con!
Limited Edition X-MEN: THE CEREBRO COLLECTION Featuring
Collectible Replica of Professor X’s Cerebro Helmet Available for Pre-Order Only at Comic-Con
Show Off Your Mutant Powers and Track Down Mystique at Booth #3528
WHAT: No one other than Professor Xavier has been able to control Cerebro…until now! Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will give you the power to control the world’s most powerful machine for mutants on the Comic-Con show floor!
Using the Oculus Rift development kit, fans will enter Cerebro to scour the show floor in order to find Mystique before it’s too late in a mesmerizing 3-minute, 360-degree virtual reality world. Each experience will be recorded via a mounted Go-Pro camera and the best reactions will be made available to share on social media platforms.
X-Men enthusiasts will also have the exclusive opportunity to pre-order the X-MEN: THE CEREBRO COLLECTION. Available only at Comic-Con, this limited edition collection of only 1,000 features X-Men, X2, X-Men: The Last Stand and X-Men: First Class on Blu-ray packaged in a replica of Professor X’s Cerebro helmet.
Fans who take part in the Cerebro Experience will also be able to collect one of four exclusive X-Men character posters. A new poster will be unveiled each day of the show and quantities are limited.
The X-MEN: THE CEREBRO COLLECTION and X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST are available for pre-order separately for $79.99 and $22.99 respectively, or together for $89.99. Product will be shipped to all those that pre-order at Comic-Con when it is officially released later this year.
Additionally fans will have the opportunity to download the state-of-the-art Cerebro app, the definitive source for all official X-Men movie news and the complete reference for mutants in the X-Men movies universe!
WHERE: Booth #3528
Comic-Con International, San Diego Convention Center
WHEN: Wednesday, July 23 – Sunday, July 27, 2014
Will you be stopping by to experience Cerebro? Let us know in the comments.