Batman taking on supervillain The Scarecrow will be the main event at this year’s Mobile World Congress. And the companies behind it are hoping the fight leads to a new future for immersive entertainment.
AT&T, Ericsson, Intel and Warner Bros. with DC are using 5G technology and edge computing to build a location-based mixed-reality experience featuring the comic book rivals battling it out on the show floor. Visitors will walk into the experience and put on an augmented reality headset. They’ll then watch a 2- to 3-minute experience that pits Batman against The Scarecrow, which was put together in collaboration with Warner Bros. and AT&T.