Facebook tests VR experience in News Feed via a 360 degree game for upcoming film Jumanji

Facebook tests VR experience in News Feed via a 360 degree game for upcoming film Jumanji

Facebook has begun testing a VR experience in users' News Feed with its first experiment being a 'scavenger hunt' game for the upcoming movie Jumanji.

The game has been published on the film's official page on Facebook, described as an interactive 360 experience which can be played on desktop and Facebook's mobile app.

As reported by Engadget, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, is built on the VR developer kit that Facebook rolled out earlier this year and works with both 360 video and virtual reality headsets.

Dwayne The Rock Johnson wrote on his Facebook page: "Check out this cool, new technology that we are proud to launch with Facebook and Oculus. Jumanji is the first film to have it’s own interactive 360 VR experience with Facebook, and with that, we’re bringing you right inside the game."

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