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posted by martyb on Thursday May 31 2018, @10:56AM   Printer-friendly
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Oculus launches live entertainment app Venues for Oculus Go and Gear VR headsets

Oculus VR's new platform for live entertainment experiences is launching today for the new, standalone Oculus Go headset and Samsung's Gear VR. The platform, called Oculus Venues, was first announced at Facebook's F8 developer conference at the beginning of May. It's centered on delivering live events like sporting matches, concerts, and comedy shows in the style of a streaming TV service — but in VR. That means viewers effectively get front-row seats to live shows from the comfort of their home, so long as they're content with wearing a VR headset for an extended period of time.

The first Venues event will be a live Vance Joy concert at Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheater, followed by a Gotham Comedy Live show streamed from New York City in partnership with live events platform NextVR. Oculus has also released an entire summer lineup through August 27th that includes a pretty diverse slate of sports matches, live shows, and movies.

Also at Engadget and TechCrunch.

Previously: Facebook Launches Oculus Go, a $200 Standalone VR Headset

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 31 2018, @11:38AM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday May 31 2018, @11:38AM (#686676)

    I'd rather go for live entertainment Venuses instead of Oculus Virtual Reality Venues, thank you.

  • (Score: 2) by takyon on Thursday May 31 2018, @11:50AM (1 child)

    by takyon (881) <reversethis-{gro ... s} {ta} {noykat}> on Thursday May 31 2018, @11:50AM (#686679) Journal

    It will be hard to find Venuses on the Mars colony, so you may be forced to do it with Zuck.

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    • (Score: 2) by c0lo on Thursday May 31 2018, @01:56PM

      by c0lo (156) on Thursday May 31 2018, @01:56PM (#686727) Journal

      ... so you may be forced to do it with Zuck.

      Eugh... I'd rather use the old Mariana's trench (grin)