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Inside Syfy's New VR App for "The Expanse"

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Fortune magazine has an interesting piece about Syfy's new The Expanse VR app.

"Matthew Chiavelli, senior vice president of digital at Syfy, says VR is a technology the network has been watching closely for a while, waiting for the right property to create a VR experience for a while," writes John Gaudiosi. "That property is The Expanse, a show set 200 years in the future after humanity has colonized the solar system. Based on the New York Times bestselling book series by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck, the show stars Thomas Jane and Steve Straight as a detective and rogue ship’s captain as they investigate the case of a missing young woman that has far-reaching consequences.

"The VR app, which is available for iOS and Android devices, takes users on a 360-degree tour of the massive ice freighter Canterbury from the show. Recent additions to the app allow fans to do a close flyby of two massive spacecraft seen in the series: Tycho Station, the largest largest mobile space platform in the solar system, and The Nauvoo, a two-kilometer long Mormon missionary ship currently under construction."

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