Inside the ‘Ready Player One’ OASIS at SXSW
Ready Player One is one of the most anticipated films due to hit theaters on March 29th. Taking place in the year 2045, the world based on Ernest Cline’s best selling novel is bleak. But there’s one place where you can escape to a virtual universe, an immersive world where you can go anywhere, do anything, and be anyone. Welcome to the OASIS.
Located in a massive building in Austin, Texas, Warner Bros. brought an in-person version of the Ready Player One virtual world to life at SXSW. The OASIS at SXSW is everything you’d imagine, packed entirely with 1980’s references from the story.
The experience starts off by walking directly into main character Wade Watt’s room where you are taken into a neon filled hallway that leads into the OASIS. The laser light filled space surrounds you with beautiful sounds, a smattering of 80’s classics from Michael Jackson, Depeche Mode, The Smiths, Erasure, Grandmaster Flash, Annie Lennox, AH-Ha! All remixed into the ultimate 80’s mixtape.
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