Earlier this year, Google showed off a virtual-reality video of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, at its I/O developer conference.
The only problem? As it turned out, the band hadn’t been involved.
“If you look in certain directions there’s not a lot going on, and the backgrounds are very flat. They did it very quickly, and without input from anybody else,” Brian May told Music Ally in May. “I would have loved to collaborate with them, and am hoping to collaborate with them in the future.”
And now he has: Google has now released ‘The Bohemian Rhapsody Experience’ as an Android app (with iOS to come) and Queen are now properly on board.
Google and the band worked with developers Enosis VR on the app, which “offers a journey through frontman Freddie Mercury’s subconscious mind and recreates the sensation of being onstage with the band”.
May describes it now as “a new ground-breaker – perhaps the first great work of art in stereoscopic VR animation”, so we’re glad Google made the call to get the band involved.