Hi, hello, how are ya?
Oculus Connect was a bit much, wasn’t it? We don’t know about you, but we’re shattered and we need a break. Well don’t worry, hungry content consumer; we’re not giving ourselves one! Que slightly broken “Hurrah!”
We’ve been cooking up not one but three things we wanted to share with you today. Check out our snazzy trailer for all the info, or read on below.
The Holiday VR Showcase – November 27th (Time TBA)
Firstly; yes, we’re doing another VR Showcase in November! We were blown away by the response to the E3 VR Showcase (I honestly thought like five people were going to watch it), and we couldn’t let 2019 go without a glimpse of what’s to come in the year ahead. Let’s give people some reasons to go out and buy some headsets this Black Friday, right?
So get your turkeys in the oven early and be here for Wednesday November 27 (we’ll let you know the final time closer to the show) where we’ll bring you another rundown of new VR game announcements, first-looks and other exciting news. We’ve already got some great stuff lined up.
The VR Download Podcast – October
Moving on, it’s about time we did a podcast, isn’t it?
We know this is one area we’ve been dragging our feet a bit, so we wanted to go big. So it’s time to meet The VR Download, a podcast about VR… broadcast from VR. Yup, our very own David Heaney has built a full virtual studio in which team Upload will meet up in every week. We’ll be running down all of the latest news and discussing the big topics, as well as inviting on a special guest or two from time to time.
The first episode is coming later this month via our YouTube channel so keep an eye out for it.
The VR Culture Show – October 8th
Next up is a bit of an experiment. You might have guessed it but, here at Upload, we love gaming. But we also really, REALLY, love all of the great things people are doing with VR outside of games. Balancing our coverage between the two has been a real struggle for the past few years. So we’re changing things up with The VR Culture Show.
This is our new video series in which we highlight things that aren’t games. It might be location-based VR events, new movies or deep dives into VR in the workplace. The thing is, we’re not quite sure how this one’s going to evolve yet. It might be we do it every once in a while, it might be we do it every month, it might be we do it every week. But we won’t find out until we put it out there.
So next week we’ll be doing just that. We’ve been busy shooting a pilot episode based around London’s excellent Raindance Film Festival. We’ll be bringing you a look inside some of the experiences on show there and talking to a range of creators. We’re really looking forward to bringing you closer to the experiences we haven’t covered quite as much in the past.
Get your diaries out, then. That’s The VR Holiday Showcase on November 27 and the first episode of The VR Culture Show next week. Until then, we’re going to catch some much needed slee–zzzZZZzzz.