The original release of Kite & Lightning’s Senza Peso received huge amounts of acclaim from both critics and the virtual reality (VR) community. The free release, compatible with the Oculus Rift DK1 head-mounted display (HMD), draw in audiences with it’s unique operatic themes as the player journeyed through a story with no strict thematic: the tale being told relied on the interpretation of the viewer. This month we’ll be able to take that journey again, in high-definition (HD), as Kite & Lightning has revealed to VRFocus that they will be making the Oculus Rift DK2 version of Senza Peso publicly available in August.
Billed as a ‘mini opera’, Senza Peso began life as a recording from a group of talented musicians in the US. This team then took their creation to VR specialists Kite & Lightning who were only too keen to create a unique visual accompaniment for the inspired musical creations. Senza Peso is built using Unreal Engine 4 and is a truly collaborative piece of VR art.
“We’re excited to present our latest cinematic Virtual Reality experience, Senza Peso, along with its short film counterpart,” reads the official Kite & Lightning website. “The idea: Watch the visually and musically-rich short film, then descend into the beautiful realms depicted therein and experience the afterlife for yourself without having to die first!”
No specific release date for the Oculus Rift DK2 compatible version of Senza Peso has yet been announced, however you can register for Kite & Lightning’s newsletter here. VRFocus has recently been given the opportunity to get hands-on with the software, so expect a preview of the new version and release date confirmation to follow shortly.