Earlier this month VRFocus reported on the revelation that Oculus VR’s motion-picture content creation team, Oculus Story Studio, would be making an appearance at the Tribeca Film Festival, New York, 24th – 25th April 2015. The team will be showcasing an updated version of short film LOST utilising the latest iteration of the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) prototype, Crescent Bay.
LOST is an animated feature in which the viewer is placed within a densely wooded area. A solitary figure in the distance becomes a central figure to the story which is delivered entirely with visual and audio cues rather than relying on dialogue. The viewer is given the ability to look in all directions, turning a full 360 degrees, and yet the design is perfectly realised to avoid viewers missing any key information in the plot development.
“The Oculus Story Studio has been playing around with the narratological potential of viritual reality since its inception, but this venture in genre film innovates horror tropes for the VR world [sic],” reads the official description of LOST on the official Tribeca Film Festival website.
Exactly what new developments LOST will bring is not yet known, however Oculus Story Studio are expected to make such details public at the time of the event. VRFocus will of course keep you updated with all the latest details on LOST and other as yet unannounced projects from Oculus Story Studio.