After an initial release on Viveport, award-winning 360 degree VR movie Gloomy Eyes is coming to the Oculus Quest and other PC VR store platforms next month.
UPDATE: We have been informed that the Quest version of Gloomy Eyes will not meet the previously announced February 14 release date, and the Rift version could also be delayed. We will update the article with more details when we have them. The original article follows below.
Gloomy Eyes follows a young zombie boy who falls for a human girl, split across 3 episodic volumes. It’s narrated by Colin Farrell, who recently spoke about his experience working on the project in a video from HTC Vive about the development. Gloomy Eyes appeared at a number of film festivals and events last year, including South by Southwest, Annecy and Sundance. At the last of those, it even took home the awards for Artistic Achievement and Audio Achievement.
While all 3 volumes of Gloomy Eyes parts launched on Viveport not long ago (and were therefore available through that platform for PC VR headsets), the experience is now lauching on the Oculus Quest standalone system on February 14.
Also on the same day, the PC VR version of the game will expand out onto other PC VR store platforms as well. The publisher ARTE were unable to confirm exactly which other PC VR platforms it will expand onto just yet (such as Steam or Oculus Store), but said they would let us know once they have more information ahead of February 14.
UPDATE: ARTE has confirmed that the Oculus Store will be the only other platform the experience expands onto in February. Gloomy Eyes will not appear on Steam, so PC VR players will be able to access the experience through the Oculus Store and Viveport only.
Additionally a 360 degree video version will also be available on the ARTE Cinema’s YouTube channel. While you’ll be able to watch the full experience there for free, you won’t have the benefit of 6DoF that comes with VR headsets, of course. The full VR experience will set you back $14.99 on all platforms.
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