Facebook spent big money on Oculus VR to get its hands on the slick Oculus Rift headset and related tech. We know that the Oculus Rift will be used heavily for VR gaming, but that isn’t all Facebook has in mind. Facebook has been tipped to be in talks with Hollywood studios to produce content for the Oculus Rift headset.
Facebook is said to be in talks with execs from major studios including Disney, Fox, Warner Bros., Paramount, NBCUniversal, and Sony Pictures. Talks are also tipped to be going on with specific directors about creating content for the Rift. Facebook doesn’t want the device to be limited solely to gaming.
It would be easy to imagine things like previews designed specifically for the Oculus headset that have more of a VR interaction with the film. Full-length films for the Rift are said to be considered, but I can’t see anyone wanting to wear a bulky headset to watch a feature film. Facebook is said to be only in the proof-of-concept stage with no deal signed at this point. It’s nice to see that Facebook has more on its mind for the Rift than gaming alone.
via The Next Web