Apple’s WWDC 2023 saw the unveiling of the first mixed reality headset from the tech giant, the Apple Vision Pro. One of the first projects to be filmed in 3D to support the new headset is the upcoming Apple TV+ show Monarch: Legacy of Monsters. This live-action series was originally ordered in January last year, in collaboration with its IP owner Legendary, further expanding the MonsterVerse.
The MonsterVerse is an exploration of humanity’s battle to survive in a world where mythical monsters have come to life. According to Sigmund Judge from Screentimes, the 10-episode-long series is set after the thunderous battle between Godzilla and the Titans, which levelled San Francisco and instilled the reality of monsters living among humans.
Chris Black (Star Trek: Enterprise) and Matt Fraction (Hawkeye) are executive producing the series, which will largely centre around one group — or in this case, family — who will uncover long-buried secrets that link their familial heritage to a secret organisation called Monarch. It is unclear whether King Kong will make an appearance in the show, given Toho, owner of the Godzilla character, seems to be the only company that has licensed the rights to Legendary.
Unlike other virtual reality headsets in the market, the Apple Vision Pro comes with EyeSight technology which allows the user to remain aware of their surroundings. It resembles a pair of ski goggles, with Apple claiming that users can perform actions via their eyes by simply focusing on graphical elements on the visor. Tap and voice controls are enabled as well, alongside a discrete battery that runs along a fine cable, offering two hours of juice. The device is priced at $3,499 (about Rs. 2.9 lakhs), with no word on an India launch date.
The Vision Pro version of Monarch: Legacy of Monsters is just an ‘extra cool’ addition, and those who don’t own the device can simply watch the show on Apple TV+. If the report is to be believed, the series will likely release in both standard format for Apple TV+ and 3D for Vision Pro owners. There is no word on a release window as of now.