Megan Thee Stallion’s music may not be my private cup of tea, however I do know good tech once I see it—and I used to be floored once I hopped into the just lately launched Megan Thee Stallion VR Live performance expertise to seek out one of many highest high quality VR dwell motion performances I’ve ever seen.
The free Megan Thee Stallion VR Concert app consists of one demo scene, with viewers given the choice to buy extra scenes in-app.
The app was developed by AmazeVR, which labored immediately with Megan Thee Stallion to seize prime quality 3D footage of her performances with a shifting digital camera, making it really feel such as you’re floating proper subsequent to her as she sings and dances. The dwell motion seize is built-in with a pre-rendered CG surroundings, and the app neatly provides some minimal real-time components into the scene to blur the road between pre-rendered and real-time. All in all it’s a really nicely executed and on-brand tackle a VR live performance expertise (although sadly lacking the important thing capability to observe with associates).
The superb seize high quality truly made it ever so barely unnerving to be that shut to the artist, who in among the performances is basically supplying you with a private strip tease. And whereas functionally there’s no nudity, the efficiency undoubtedly couldn’t be known as ‘protected for work’.
That in itself was attention-grabbing; Megan Thee Stallion VR Live performance is simply obtainable on App Lab at this level, it’s to my information probably the most ‘grownup’ piece of content material Meta has but allowed onto App Lab. Though App Lab is an official however unlisted ‘shadow retailer’ for Quest content material, builders nonetheless have to abide by Meta’s content material tips.
In accordance with Meta’s content guidelines for Quest apps, full on erotic content material is forbidden, however “in relation to mature content material (as an illustration, violence, alcohol/medicine, nudity, or grownup language), we’re more likely to settle for content material that typically falls throughout the threshold of an R-rating for a film,” the corporate clarifies.
This seems to be one of many clearest examples but of an app toeing that line—thus, the Megan Thee Stallion VR Live performance units an vital precedent.
This isn’t the primary time we’ve seen builders take a look at the boundaries of App Lab. One of many first examples we noticed was The Unity Dice, which examined to see if Meta would enable onto App Lab a technically sound app that was fully devoid of significant content material. They did. One other app confirmed us that Meta would allow triple-digit pricing on App Lab—a minimum of for a clearly official app.