Art of Dance announces VR Platform Pythian
With PYTHIAN Art of Dance wants to connect hard dance fans from all over the world and make the ‘event feeling’ available for a wider audience
The VR platform will be available for VR headsets and Windows PCs on Steam launching March 15
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Art of Dance, renowned organizer of the largest indoor and outdoor hard dance events in the world, announces the worldwide launch of PYTHIAN. PYTHIAN is a unique digital platform where hard dance fans can enjoy their beloved music and the festival feeling in a whole new way through VR and XR worlds. Fans can not only participate interactively in live experiences, but can also go back in time to relive various event highlights.
First live VR experience
Angerfist, #36 in the Top 100 DJ’s ranking by DJMag, is proud to enter the virtual stage: “I can honestly say I have never experienced anything like this. It’s amazing how you are really transported into the events’ theme but at the same time, with the show and people around you, have the feeling of being at an event.”
Besides the live experiences, fans can also go back in time to relive some of the best hard dance sets together with friends in an XR experience on the platform. They can show their technical skills too, as they have the ability to operate the lights during the show.
Connecting hard dance fans worldwide
The team behind Art of Dance has been organizing the biggest indoor and outdoor events worldwide since 2001. With their events they serve more than two hundred thousand visitors every year. Nikita van Seggelen, marketing manager at Art of Dance continues: “We are used to creating themed worlds and stories around our events and take the visitors on a journey along the way. When the Corona virus hit our scene hard, we directly switched to the mindset: “what can we do to keep on doing what we love?; creating experiences to make our fans escape reality.”
Available on Steam
The early access price to enter PYTHIAN is € 9.99 (regular price is € 14.99). The Masters of Hardcore VR experience is accessible through PYTHIAN. Access to the event including access to PYTHIAN, costs € 19.95 during early access (regular € 24.99). The live experience can also be purchased separately as DLC in PYTHIAN for € 9.99.
The platform is created in collaboration between the VR developer VRROOM and Art of Dance.
More information about PYTHIAN XR can be found on the website: www.pythianxr.com.
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Source Vertigo 6
March 2, 2021 4:40pm ET by Vertigo 6