AT&T, Ericsson, Intel, Warner Bros., and DC Comics have collaborated on the project.
While there might be many tech companies getting excited about 5G technology and what it can achieve, for the average person on the street 5G is that exhilarating. Which is why companies like AT&T and Ericsson have been looking at new ways of promoting the technology and what it can do. They’ve teamed up with Intel, Warner Bros. and DC Comics to showcase 5G at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 in Barcelona this month using a mixed reality (MR) experience featuring Batman and Super-Villain The Scarecrow.
Visitors to the event will have an opportunity to experience a unique piece of immersive content combining both virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) technologies. Using 5G technology the demonstration will see Batman defeating one of his arch rivals The Scarecrow in an action-packed immersive experience using a digital model of their encounter.
On display at the Ericsson and Intel booths during MWC19, the demo will be completely mobile, using the Intel 5G Mobile Trial Platform in conjunction with a fully integrated 5G network powered by Ericsson Radio Base Stations.
The experience builds upon a mixed-reality experience designed by USC’s Mobile & Environmental Media Lab which conducted a proof-of-concept demonstration in December 2018 at the University of Southern California (USC) campus in Los Angeles.
“The low latency of 5G in combination with distributed cloud unlocks a world of possibilities in mixed reality, allowing for a more realistic and immersive entertainment experience,” said Kevin Zvokel, Vice President, Networks, Ericsson North America. “Working in collaboration with other innovative companies on this project, Ericsson is able to take visitors on an exciting journey with DC’s Super Heroes and Super-Villains, showcasing just what the technology means for the future of entertainment.”
“5G will change how we create and engage with entertainment, making it possible to virtually transport into new worlds of imagination and possibility,” said Barbara Roden, Vice President of Network Experiences, AT&T.
MWC19 takes place in Barcelona, Spain, from 25th – 28th February 2019.