Today sees eager virtual reality (VR) enthusiasts getting hold of the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) for the first time. Original Kickstarter backers who helped fund the creation of the device back in 2012 will get theirs first, while those who pre-ordered in January should see the HMD arrive towards the middle to the end of the week. Alongside all the videogames Oculus VR has lined-up for today there’ll also be three apps giving access to 360-degree content .
Available on the Oculus Store will be Jaunt VR, Oculus Video and Oculus 360 Photos. For those who may already have a VR HMD in the form of the Samsung Gear VR all of these will be fairly familiar.
Cinematic production company Jaunt which has a healthy collection of 360-degree content created on its own, in partnership with other companies and by individual creators has its Jaunt VR app available. You’ll find experiences such as Inside North Korea, Machu Picchu – The Lost City of the Inca, The Black Mass Experience, Wookie on Vacation and many more for free.
Then there’s Oculus VR’s own apps Oculus Video and Oculus 360 Photos, both of which include free VR experiences across a broad range of genres. Videos include Sundance Film festival shorts and documentary pieces from The New York Times.
There’s going to be lots of content of those lucky enough to get their Oculus Rift’s today, and VRFocus will continue to bring you all the latest releases as they’re announced.