Above: TheWaveVR will have a Ready Player One music experience in VR at SXSW. TheWaveVR is creating a virtual reality music experience based on the world of Ready Player One for the South by Southwest SXSW conference and festival in Austin, Texas.

TheWaveVR has created a social VR experience that lets people experience concerts and music in a virtual world with other people. And at SXSW, it will bring the famous dance club scene (from Ernest Cline’s bestselling book Ready Player One, soon to be a Steven Spielberg movie).

Tye Sheridan, who stars in Spielberg’s film, will appear as a special live VR DJ in TheWaveVR. The film debuts on March 29.

TheWaveVR experience will allow anyone to virtually step inside a scene inspired by The Distracted Globe zero-gravity dance club in the film. In partnership with HTC Vive, TheWaveVR designed the dance party as an immersive experience for SXSW, including specially designed avatars, iconic 1980s visuals and music, plus the ability to fly to the music in zero-gravity.

Sheridan will DJ his set virtually using the new Vive Pro VR headset. Above: The Iron Giant shows up in Ready Player One music VR experience. Read more from venturebeat.com…

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