Oculus Cinema Wants To Make Virtual Reality Feel Less Lonely

As immersive as virtual reality is, the fact of the matter is that it is a pretty lonely experience. Once that headset comes on, you're pretty much throw into a virtual world and when the headset comes off, you're right back in your room or living room by yourself. It's a bit depressing but the folks at Oculus want to change that.The company has recently announced what they are calling a multiplayer mode for its virtual reality movie theater app called Oculus Cinema. The idea is to allow friends to wear the headset and enjoy the movie at the same time, meaning that it would feel like you're in the cinema and if you were to look around, you could see your other friends right there with you.Speaking to Road to VR, Oculus' founder Palmer Luckey said, "That's definitely the point of Oculus Cinema. It's not that you want to replicate the experience of being in a movie theater alone, you want to replicate the experience of being in a movie theater or home theater with all of your friends."This would definitely come

Oculus Cinema Wants To Make Virtual Reality Feel Less Lonely

As immersive as virtual reality is, the fact of the matter is that it is a pretty lonely experience. Once that headset comes on, you're pretty much throw into a virtual world and when the headset ...

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