Matthew Patrick, the host of the Game Theory and Film Theory YouTube channels, is an avowed fan of virtual reality, and his latest project sees him diving into the VR world once again. The man known as MatPat is the host of The Global Gamer, a new series shot entirely with a 360-degree camera.
In The Global Gamer, Patrick travels the world in a quest to determine what links cultures together and what makes them distinct, all filtered through the lens of video games. The first leg of his journey takes him to Japan, where he uses a combination of interviews and field explorations to explore topics like arcades and rhythm games.
Patrick’s YouTube Red series, MatPat’s Game Lab, ultimately won a Streamy Award for its impeccable use of VR, and here, the YouTube star has teamed up with the studio Vanishing Angle to create more compelling work within the 360-degree video format. The new series was shot with Google’s Jump camera rig, and it is serving as one of the most enticing pieces of content for Daydream, the new VR headset released out of Mountain View.
For those who lack a VR-enabled device, The Global Gamer can still be viewed in two dimensions via the Game Theory YouTube channel, where resolutions up to 8K are available. On that hub, Patrick has close to eight million subscribers.