Announced in advance of The View from The Shard's second anniversary on 1 February 2015, the experience uses Samsung Gear VR headsets, the first virtual reality product to be released to the mass consumer market.
Users are transported to the top of The Shard to experience a 360 degree video time-lapse captured over forty-eight hours.The first of its kind for a UK landmark, this unique asset will allow The View from The Shard to bring a taste of real-life views to clients in long-haul markets, essential to the further development of international tourism trade within the business.
The experience commissioned by London’s highest viewing platform has been designed by Visualise; the worlds leading provider of high quality virtual reality and 360 degree content. Wearing the Gear VR headsets a collaboration between Samsung and Oculus, after watching the sun rise and set over the expansive view, users can also access extra content which will transport them forward in time to 2030 to see a ‘Future View from The Shard’.
Henry Stuart, Co founder of Visualise said: “It has been an ambition of ours at Visualise to produce content from the Shard, ever since we first saw it piercing the Skyline. Capturing the changing light and colour of such an iconic city from such a high position has been incredibly challenging. The shoot has required meticulous planning, specially built and waterproofed rigs and a serious head for heights! We are proud to have worked with the Shard to capture Europe's highest VR experience, giving the public the chance to hang like King Kong from the top of our tallest Sky Scraper”