Batman: The Animated Series coming to… Oculus Rift?!

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Bizarre news as it turns out that Batman: The Animated Series will be coming to the Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR headset as an “immersive entertainment experience”.

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The series, which is widely viewed as one of the greatest animated series ever made is, bizarrely for a VR headset – resolutely 2D – but this doesn’t seem to have dissauded anyone.

According to Digital Spy:

“Warner Digital Series, DC Entertainment and visual effects company Otoy are collaborating on the project, with the aim of preserving the drawing style in a 3D space without the need for additional post-production work.”

Apparently the original series producer Bruce Timm is also involved.

It’s not immediately clear what sort of “experience” it will be – but it sounds as though it won’t be a game. Either way – there’s a lot of rich source material for it to mine.

James O’Malley