As 2016 comes to a close, we have some time to recap all of the amazing virtual experiences that have come out this year. HTC Vive and Oculus Rift consumer editions came to fruition, and Samsung’s Gear VR made a bigger splash into the mainstream than ever before. With the year essentially over, Samsung has just announced the top five most-watched pieces of content on Samsung VR for 2016.
Wondering if your favorite experience made the list? Find out more in the list below:
- Number 5: The Conjuring 2 – Experience Enfield VR 360 (Warner Bros.): Walk through the house that renowned demonologists Lorraine and Ed Warren investigate, and experience true terror as you witness the paranormal spirits that haunt the Hodgson’s
- Number 4: Six Flags | Twisted Colossus (Samsung): Skip the long line and scream your head off on the Twisted Colossus roller coaster. Just make sure you’re sitting down for this ride!
- Number 3: Invisible | Trailer (Condé Nast, Samsung and Jaunt): Preview the thrilling scripted supernatural drama from Bourne Identity director Doug Liman that follows a New York family with a mysterious secret that’s about to be exposed.
- Number 2.: Six Flags | Tatsu (Samsung): Feel the adrenaline rush as you hang off the steel flying ride that will have you twisting and turning. You don’t need wings to soar through these skies!
- Number 1: The Beginning (Singularity Lab): Watch the incredible birth of our world – from the Big Bang to the rise of the oceans – through the lens of a time and space machine.
It’s quite clear that other companies are just as invested in Samsung’s service as they are, with Six Flags and Warner Brothers creating some of the most popular apps of 2016. While the year could be considered a testing ground for VR in general it’s apparent that the company has become wholly interested in pursuing the technology for years to come, and we can’t wait to see what they pull out in 2017.
The company notes that its Samsung VR service remains one of the top apps on Gear VR for 360-degree videos, which currently houses over 1,200 curated 360-degree videos. As you may already know, Samsung VR expanded to a mobile app and to the web. The mobile app brought Gear VR users the ability to download VR content in advance, which was certainly good news for hardcore gamers. In addition, the Samsung VR website allows for quick browsing of the latest content available on the platform.
These are all all pretty impressive feats within themselves, and it shows that the company was extremely devoted to the platform in 2016. With 2017 coming up soon and new headsets expected to launch in the coming months, it is exciting to see what the company can do with all of the content they have curated.