All the way back in February 2014 VRFocus reported on an upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible movie by the name of Zero Point. Start up developer Condition One revealed that it was producing this 3D film shot in 360-degrees to support the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD), allowing audiences a full view of their surroundings. This week the movie has received a release date. As it turns out VR fans won’t have to wait long to see one of the first VR compatible videos.
Zero Point will launch through Steam on 28th October 2014 and work exclusively with the Oculus Rift. The movie will launch at an initial price of $11.99 USD before rising to $14.99 after 4th November. It is directed by Academy Award nominee Danfung Dennis and follows some of the pioneers of the VR industry across a range of locations that include a beach setting, a military training camp at Camp Pendleton and even the busy halls of on the videogames industry’s biggest events, E3.
A trailer for Zero Point was released earlier in the year for those that want a taste of the experience before the full movie releases. It’s not yet known if the title could see a later release on other VR HMDs such as Samsung’s Gear VR smartphone-based device and the Project Morpheues HMD on PlayStation 4. VRFocus will continue to follow Zero Point closely, reporting back with any further updates on the project.