Oculus Story Studio’s Emmy award-winning VR experience, Henry, is now available on the company’s latest VR headset.
Henry is now available to download on Oculus Go (and more recent models of the Gear VR) for free. The news was revealed by Oculus CTO John Carmack, who also confirmed the re-release uses new video playback tech. This allows for 5K x 5K playback at 60fps which, according to Carmack, sets “a new bar” for immersive video, though comes at the cost of install size.
We are going to do a re-release of Story Studio’s Henry with my new video playback tech that lets us play a 5k x 5k 60 fps video on Go and newer GearVRs. It will be a big download, but it will set a new bar for immersive video quality.
— John Carmack (@ID_AA_Carmack) May 25, 2018
Henry was the second project from Story Studio, which closed its doors last year after releasing a handful of free experiences for the Oculus Rift. In it, viewers follow a young hedgehog that searches for a friend to celebrate his birthday with. It’s a charming little experience that’s narrated by Elijah Wood.
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