Recently I got a chance to try out AmazeVR which is a VR concert app available for free on the Quest Store (App Lab). It comes with in-app purchases for $6.99 to get the full experience, but free users can get a preview of the concert experience before buying it.
What is AmazeVR?
Megan Thee Stallion AmazeVR
AmazeVR is a VR concert platform that allows the audience to get up close and personal to their favorite performers in crystal clear definition. Each song has their own unique environment with immersive graphics, animations, special effects and camera choreography.
Their initial launch features the artist “Megan Thee Stallion” and her concert “Enter Thee Hottieverse.”
I admit, I’ve never heard of Megan Thee Stallion before, but she seems to be really big with 30+ million followers on Instagram.
Meanwhile, AmazeVR has partnered with SM Entertainment to bring some K-Pop artists into the app. A spokesperson also told us they had plans on working with other A-list superstars in the US.
The Future of VR Concerts
There aren’t many VR concert apps available. Many of the older concert apps are dead, however AmazeVR shows a lot of potential. Their production quality is far above everything else, and they recently raised $32M in series B funding.
As someone who’s a fan of VR concerts, I’d rather see a few high quality experiences than hundreds of low quality ones and it’s a huge win to well-known artists onto this trend.
Seeing how big and passionate the K-Pop fanbase is, I truly believe AmazeVR will kickstart the trend of VR concerts and I’m truly excited for it.
Was AmazeVR Worth it?
If you’re a fan of Megan Thee Stallion – the experience is 11/10!
Pros of AmazeVR:
What I liked the most were the futuristic environments and SFX which completely blew my mind at how immersive and high-production-value they were. It was exactly what I hoped for from a VR concert experience.
The images were also crystal clear quality. I don’t know how they did it, but apparently they used their own exclusive technology to capture 9K+ live action footage of the artists. I gotta say, I’ve never seen such high quality footage in VR before.
The camera work did a good job of guiding you through the journey/experience and was much better than just watching the performer on stage from a static angle.
There were also some interactive moments which were pretty cool.
Cons of AmazeVR
The camera movements might cause motion sickness for those who don’t have their VR legs.
The download size was HUGE. A single song was nearly 10 GB and took me a while to download. But this goes to show how high quality it really is.
Currently only features one artist.
Overall, even if you’re not a fan of Megan Thee Stallion, but want to get a glimpse of what the future holds, I still recommend downloading the app for free and getting a preview of the concert. More artists will be coming and I can definitely see this being the future of VR concerts.
Get the AmazeVR experience on the Quest Store.