Oculus Rift is one of the most popular VR headsets, making its way into user’s preferences and entering a completely new territory: movie making. Facebook has already signed a partnership with the VR headset producer and Rift was also used at the latest event which hosted passionate gamers who had the chance to enter a new field of experience along with the Oculus Rift Headset.
The Studio team comes from taking the wraps off its new VR film called Henry. A special event held in Beverly Hills, California, offered Oculus team the chance to make the announcement. The premiere of the VR short film will most certainly mark a new phase for the Oculus Rift, as it takes us into a completely new cinematic experience.
Henry is a cute story about hedgehog and it is developed, imagined and structured at the highest Pixar level.
Spectators will be immersed into the fantastic universe of our little hedgehog’s home while the main character will basically interact with us and playfully wink as if we are all together in the same room. Although we won’t be able to touch Henry, he is able to feel and react to our presence.
The film will also feature other two co-stars, namely the director Ramiro Lopez Dau and three of the Oculus founders, Nate Mitchell, Brendan Irbe and Palmer Luckey who all opinionate on what is expected to be a really worthy innovation for Hollywood, probably replacing the already old 3D movies experience.
Following the new release, we expect another step in the company’s progress towards an official Rift release on the consumer markets in early 2016. The 12 minute film will be released for the general public on a cost free basis next year, provided consumers are interested in purchasing the Rift.
The film is entirely created by Oculus Story Studio and the experience takes place in a 360 degree scenery where viewers can follow Henry, a very cute hedgehog who loves to hug but scares away all his potential friends due to its spikes. The first virtual reality movie is designed to completely revolutionize the world of cinematography and offer a completely new definition for entertainment. It will be as real as it can get, offering us the chance to detach from the sometimes dull reality we all live in and enter a fascinating territory where hedgehogs want to be our friends.
According to official declarations from the Oculus team, their aim is to “create content that other filmmakers are not making”, in order to prove the potential and innovative capacities of the format.
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