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With the help of Oculus, YouTube sensation The Slo Mo Guys has launched an eight-part mini-series on Oculus Quest via Oculus TV. The mini-series brings the channel’s signature high-speed footage into the 3D realm.
In the latest example of Oculus’ unfortunately segmented ecosystem, Oculus has brought a new Slo Mo Guys mini-series to its mobile headsets (Quest, Go, and Gear VR) via Oculus TV, an app which unfortunately isn’t available on the company’s Rift headsets.
The footage is shot as 180° 3D video with segments captured at 1,000 frames per second for that sweet slow-motion action. The eight-part mini-series covers classic slow motion fodder like fire breathing, katana slicing, and colored powder bombs, as well as some lesser seen stuff like rubber bands around a watermelon.
Below all of the episodes on Oculus TV are linked which allows you to use the ‘Save to VR’ button to bookmark the episodes to watch later on your mobile Oculus headset:
It’s a bummer that this content isn’t available more widely across Oculus’ ecosystem simply because the Oculus TV app isn’t available on Rift, but this is one part of a systemic division between the company’s mobile and PC headsets.
We’ve seen Oculus repeatedly struggle to unite its headsets into a cohesive ecosystem by not offering consistent apps and functionality across all of its headsets. Similarly, we’ve seen how Quill Theater has brought curated VR artwork, animations, and stories to Quest but not to Rift. Same for Oculus Venues, which lets Oculus’ mobile headsets watch live events with friends. And not to mention the way that Oculus is rapidly pushing experimental features like hand-tracking to Quest while its PC headset remains mostly static.
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