During this year’s MobileBeat conference in San Francisco, Skybound Entertainment revealed that they are releasing a suspense thriller series titled Gone. We’ve known before that Skybound Entertainment and Samsung held a partnership. In fact it was announced that the two would be working together in a common production at CES 2015, however, it was unknown just what capacity this production would be. Now that it’s official, owners of the Samsung Gear VR headset will want to keep a tab on the latest news for the upcoming Gone. For those in the dark, Samsung Gear VR is a virtual reality headset that was first announced back in 2014. Similar to the Google Cardboard, the Samsung Gear VR doesn’t contain a display. The first Samsung Gear VR model was only compatible with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 when it initially launched into the market . However, a new model of the headset which would work with the Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone lineup was unveiled at the 2015 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain and has since been released.
Furthermore, Skybound Entertainment might not be a name familiar with everyone. This is a comic book publishing imprint that was founded by Robert Kirkman, author of The Walking Dead. Since the Skybound Entertainment discovery back in 2010, the company has published several other popular comic books such as Invincible, Battle Pope, Brit, and The Astounding Wolf-Man.
During the MobileBeat conference, Skybound Entertainment revealed that Gone would be created by J.T. Petty who is most well known for his work in film and video game producing. You might have even played one of his games that he worked on such as the original Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell, Outlast and The Walking Dead: Season Two. This will not be an easy task. As the industry moves into this new medium to where the viewer can look anywhere at any given moment, there are a few obstacles that the creator will have to work with. For starters, the creator would have to create scenery all around the user in a complete 360-degree view aspect. Additionally, there has to be a way to entice and lead the viewer in a particular direction. Currently, there is no word on when Gone will be released to the Samsung Gear VR although it is said it will be available though Milk VR.