'Sleepy Hole' for Oculus wins first digital actuality Emmy

'Sleepy Hollow' for Oculus wins first virtual reality Emmy

Digital actuality has formally turn out to be mainstream, as an Emmy has been awarded to a piece created for an VR headset (the Oculus Rift DK2) for the primary time. The Sleepy Hole Digital Actuality Expertise (under), co-produced by Fox and Toronto-based mostly Secret Location, gained within the “Interactive Media, Consumer Expertise and Visible Design” class. It first debuted at Comedian-Con, and gave hundreds of Oculus Rift customers the distinctive present of seeing what it will be wish to have their heads reduce off and waved in entrance of them by the Headless Horseman. You possibly can view it for your self on Oculus Share in case you have a Rift DK2.

One other Emmy was handed to the workforce behind the AMEX Unstaged: Taylor Swift Expertise app, a 360-diploma video centered across the singer’s Clean Area music video, which has been seen over a billion occasions. It let customers to go searching the whole scene, comply with Swift round and search for hidden clues. Nevertheless, it was designed for a smartphone or pill and never a headset, so falls outdoors what most people would name digital actuality. However, Swift was clearly nicely happy, and the awards will little question encourage producers and artists to create comparable aspect tasks and maintain the VR snowball rolling.

[Thanks, Felipe!]