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Penrose Studios Announces ROSE VR App for Gear VR

The announcements just don’t stop this week, and again the Samsung Gear VR has a new title headed its way. Officially revealed for the Oculus Connect 2 conference being held this week in Hollywood, California is ROSE a virtual reality (VR) storytelling app. Developed by Penrose Studios the app is on demonstration at the event, which finishes today.

ROSE is a real-time, cinematic story platform built specifically for mobile VR. The app will initially feature a mobile adaptation of Penrose’s cinematic VR content. The first VR film available will be a Gear VR teaser adaptation of “The Rose And I”, a VR film with positional tracking that Penrose Studios premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year.

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“Rarely do we see radically new art forms emerge, but we recognize them when we see them,” explained Eugene Chung, founder and CEO of Penrose Studios in a statement. “Storytelling in virtual reality is still in its infancy, but it represents an exciting new medium of artistic expression. We’re excited to bring our stories to the consumer launch of Gear VR.”

Eugene Chung founded Penrose Studios to focus on creating premium VR and augmented reality (AR) immersive stories. He was previously Head of Film & Media at Oculus VR and the company is comprised of veterans from Oculus VR, Pixar and Dreamworks.

ROSE is slated to release alongside the consumer launch of the Gear VR which will be out in November 2015, before Black Friday for the US and shortly after for the rest of the world.

VRFocus will continue to bring you all the latest news and updates from Penrose Studios as they’re announced.