Syfy’s Tv Series ‘Halycon’ Will Feature First “Made for VR” Episodes
In what will be great news for VR enthusiasts, and users who have brought expensive VR headsets from Oculus, NBCUniveral’s Syfy channel have announced it’s new, futuristic crime drama Halycon. The order details of the show reportedly point out the inclusion of the production of 5 special episodes, designed to be viewed through the Oculus Rift VR headset.
Halycon is a scripted show that users will only be able to view with Oculus Rift, making it the first show meant to be watched in virtual reality in the history of television.
This will be a production of the Emmy award-winning studio Secret Location, and the plot of the show will be set in 2058 where the cops in the series set out to investigate a murder that happens in virtual reality, unravelling a conspiracy in the process.
Talking about the show Steve Patscheck, executive VP, global programming, NBCU International Networks said,“Syfy is the perfect home for launching this innovative, hybrid linear and virtual reality series. We look forward to partnering with Secret Location on Halcyon, as Syfy international channels break new ground with the launch of the brand’s first scripted virtual reality series.”