The Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) is undoubtedly launching as a videogame platform first and foremost, but anyone that’s followed the VR industry over the past few years will know that the tech’s potential reaches far beyond that. In fact, creator Oculus VR is exploring some of these areas itself with initiatives like Oculus Story Studio, its film-focused team. With the Oculus Rift releasing today, Oculus Story Studio’s first content is now available to download along with other entertainment apps.
The group’s first two movies, Henry and Lost, can now be viewed with the Oculus Rift, joining over 30 full videogames that are also now available on the Oculus Store. Both are 360 degree CG pieces designed to explore the possibilities of VR storytelling. Henry in particular has seen a big push from Oculus VR itself, telling the story of a lonely hedgehog that longs for company on his birthday. Oculus Story Studios has plenty more content planned for release right now, including its latest project, Dear Angelica.
Elsewhere, Penrose Studios’ The Rose and I and Baobab Studios’ Invasion! are both available on the platform as is Oculus Dreamdeck, an abridged version of a show reel of content that was first used to highlight the Oculus Rift’s Crescent Bay prototype back in 2014.
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