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This 360-degree 'Warcraft' movie teaser sends you soaring over Stormwind on the back of a Gryphon

By Shawn Knight
Jul 15, 2015
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  1. Warcraft the movie is still more than a year away from its theatrical debut. That may seem like an eternity but fortunately, it appears as though the film’s creators are planning to feed fans a steady diet of teasers to hold them over until next June.

    The latest teaser comes from Legendary Pictures in the form of a 360-degree interactive flyover of Stormwind from the perspective of the mythic Gryphon. The clip is best viewed in virtual reality although a standard web browser will also get the job done if that’s all you have access to.

    Industrial Light and Magic, the same company that created the movie’s lead Orc, is responsible for crafting the highly detailed scene. It’s clear that Blizzard and company are sparing no expense in terms of visuals. Let’s just hope the storyline and acting can keep pace.

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  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,154   +1,429

    This looks like a 480p up-scaled to 1440p.
     
  3. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,653   +523

    That's the worse quality 1440p video I have ever watched, what the hell is going on here.
     
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  4. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,210   +424

    Something you guys should know about 360 degree videos - it takes so much more resolution to get a good picture that it's very difficult to have one look like a normal 1080 vid. You still have to render all the areas not currently being viewed. Even 4K 360 degree video looks low res.
     
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  5. Night Hacker

    Night Hacker TS Enthusiast Posts: 125   +20

    Very kewl! To those that are confused, click in the upper left corner to look around! It's 360 degree which means you can look around while it plays. Very nice (and yes, it works on Firefox).
     
  6. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,163   +197

    I hope this will not go in the direction of the Dragons of Autumn Twilight animated movie.
     
  7. They don't even need to use that button. Just use the mouse to click and drag around. It feels a bit more intuitive than the button for some reason. Haha but very neat.
     
  8. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,259   +223

    it's because its intended for VR, if you have missed that part.
     
  9. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,259   +223

    the what of what? See, no one has even heard of that, making it rather irrelevant. Warcraft is ever so large than any other game to movie franchise ever released. With the talent on the set and half decent actors, I am sure the movie will be at least 7.5/10 IMDB scale.
     
  10. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,163   +197

    if you followed Kiefer Sutherland then you knew he voiced the character 'Raistlin Majere' in the animated movie based on Dragonlance novel series by Margaret Weiss and Tracy Hickman. The movie was a disaster.
    while I am usually immune to to Jack Bauer's enhanced interrogation techniques, I still feel the pain of being tortured while watching a clip of the movie via youtube.
     
  11. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,259   +223

    and still a movie that's in an extreme niche unlike Warcraft which is globally known by those who don't even follow it. This movie is at a much larger scale with more most likely more finances and talent thrown at it.
     
  12. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,653   +523

    "The clip is best viewed in virtual reality although a standard web browser will also get the job done if that’s all you have access to."

    "although a standard web browser will also get the job done" Is evidently not the case then.

    And no I did not miss that part about the VR.
     
  13. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,212   +174

    I used Google Cardboard to view this. It looks pretty cool. I'd say it feels more like it's inspired by Stormwind, than it's actually Storwind from Azeroth. It looks larger than the actual city as it were in game.
     
  14. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,259   +223

    getting a job done vs full high quality ideally viewed in desktop environment

    It's exactly what it says on the tin. Now stop complaining.
     
  15. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,653   +523

    And your complaining about me complaining? So likewise, stop complaining.
     

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