Oculus Rift Movie ‘Zero Point’ Coming This Month

/ Oct 23, 2014


This article originally appeared on [a]list Daily

By Robert Workman

Even though it’s still a ways off from retail, the Oculus Rift has certainly come far from its early development days. Its current development kit is making the rounds, and, as you may recall, Facebook spent a whopping $2 billion to acquire the company.

Now, however, it appears that the tech will finally apply to an area outside of games, as virtual reality studio Condition One has announced that its forthcoming 3D, 360-degree documentary film, “Zero Point,” will be premiering for the platform later this month.

The film will immerse audiences into the world of virtual reality, creating a unparalleled engaging experience, according to a description from the press release.

Danfung Dennis, the director of the Academy Award-nominated documentary feature “Hell and Back Again,” is helming the project, which is the first 360-degree film of its kind to be created for the Oculus. It takes a closer look at the creation of the virtual reality medium, documenting the researchers and developers who pioneered it.

In addition, the project features a mixture of video and audio components, including clips of a beach setting, one of the halls from the previously held Electronic Entertainment Expo back in June, and military training that takes place at Camp Pendleton. Viewers can immerse themselves in these experiences, getting a full look around and feeling like they’re actually “there,” so to speak.

The film was made using a custom VR-enabled camera, which works in conjunction with the technology, rather than simply allowing viewers to look ahead at a static screen. This could very well change the way they look at movies forever – and even prompt a few developers to try out projects of their own.

“Zero Point” will be available through the Oculus Rift development kits starting October 28th for the introductory price of $11.99. After November 4th, it’ll go back up to its default price of $14.99.

Parties interested in the project can learn more through Condition One’s web page.

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