Amazon job posting reveals it's forming a VR staff for Video
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Amazon is cooking up a digital actuality initiative, a job posting on Glassdoor has revealed. Within the advert noticed by UploadtoVR, the corporate wrote that it is in search of a Senior Software program Improvement Supervisor to steer a staff that may construct a VR expertise inside Amazon Video. It is nonetheless not clear what Bezos and cohorts are planning, and if it is extra than simply an app for VR headsets just like Netflix’s and Hulu’s.
This a part of the advert, nevertheless, signifies one thing greater:
Leisure is evolving quickly. The longer term won’t be restricted to passive 2D experiences. The Digital Actuality group will discover and create the platform and interface for immersive storytelling. This can embrace an ingestion and playback platform for Digital Actuality experiences.
As UploadtoVR famous, that makes it sound like Amazon needs to do extra than simply create VR experiences. The second and third strains, particularly, trace at constructing a platform à la YouTube the place individuals can watch VR movies, just like Wevr’s Transport. Both method, it was solely a matter of time earlier than a behemoth like Amazon acquired into the VR recreation, so the transfer is not shocking. We simply have to attend and see what sort of digital actuality providing the corporate comes up with.