USA Networks is bringing a virtual reality experience for the Emmy-nominated show Mr. Robot to Comic-Con and any VR headset this Thursday.
Announced Tuesday, the Mr. Robot VR experience premiere is staying in line with the theme of the series and staying mysterious and ephemeral.
The VR release will be streamed on the Within VR app at 10:45 am PT this coming Thursday — and promptly disappear from the app after the conclusion of the broadcast.
Being billed as “the first nationally simulcast virtual reality experience,” you will be able to watch the video via Within’s apps on Android, iOS, Gear VR, HTC Vive or Oculus Rift.
Within —known as Vrse until recently—has been producing immersive documentaries for a couple years now, but their latest collaboration with Mr. Robot shows a stronger push for the company to include more dramatic content on their platform. Within is best known for its VR documentaries, some of which it has been produced in conjunction with the New York Times, Vice and the United Nations.
This is not the first time USA Networks created short-lived viewing experiences out of digital content for Mr. Robot. Earlier this month, the network “leaked” the first part of its two-hour Mr. Robot premiere only on Twitter and Snapchat for a limited time.
How To Watch Mr. Robot’s VR Experience
On July 21, join the cast of Mr. Robot at San Diego’s Petco Park the 12-minute VR experience written and directed by Mr. Robot show creator, Sam Esmail.
Doors to Petco Park open at 9 a.m. and the experience begins at 10:45 a.m. Here’s what you need to do to participate:
Step 1: Get the Within app NOW at with.in.
Step 2: Open the Within app and download the Mr. Robot VR Experience in advance of the event.
Step 3: Arrive at the Home Gate Entrance of Petco Park at 100 Park Blvd. no later than 10 a.m. with the content already downloaded to be part of this historic Comic-Con exclusive event!
All attendees at Petco Park will receive custom Mr. Robot cardboard to watch the VR, and the first 2,500 fans will receive Mr. Robot branded headphones.
Can’t make it to Comic-Con this Thursday? Simply follow steps 1 & 2 above, and join the co-viewing experience from wherever you are at 10:45 a.m. PST.
Immediately following the premiere, the content will disappear from the Within app.
Mr. Robot Virtual Reality Experience World Premiere
Thursday, July 21
Location: 100 Park Blvd. (Home Gate Entrance)
9 a.m. Doors Open
10:45 a.m. Experience Begins
Additional Viewing Opportunities
You can also check out the VR Experience at Comic-Con at the Mr. Robot Repair Shop at 343 4th Ave. in downtown San Diego, where you will enter an authentic replica of the Mr. Robot’s computer store from the series, as well as the interior of Elliot’s apartment.
In addition, in partnership with Uber, you will be able to request the Mr. RobotVR to come to you via the Uber app.
Mr. Robot Repair Shop
Thursday, July 21 through Sunday, 24
Location: 343 4th Ave.
Hours: Thursday from 12 to 8 p.m.; Friday & Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m
Mr. Robot Virtual Reality On-Demand via Uber
Thursday, July 21 through Sunday, July 24
Location: Our repair van will bring the VR experience straight to you!
Hours: Thursday through Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.