Netflix captured headlines yesterday when it took dwelling a powerful 18 Emmy nominations. Amazon and Hulu additionally earned three nods apiece however the streaming suppliers weren’t the one tech-based outfits acknowledged by the Tv Academy on Thursday.
Three virtual reality experiences have been nominated for an Emmy within the class of Excellent Inventive Achievement in Interactive Media Inside a Scripted Program. USA picked up a nod for the Mr. Robotic Virtual Reality expertise, Google secured a nomination for The Simpsons – Planet of the Couches quick and Netflix obtained a nomination for its Stranger Issues VR expertise.
Pricey Angelica from Oculus Story Studios, Mission: ISS from Oculus and The Folks’s Home – Contained in the White Home with Barack and Michelle Obama from Felix & Paul Studios, in the meantime, all obtained nods within the Excellent Authentic Interactive Program class.
It’s been a little bit of a curler coaster week for virtual reality. On Monday, Fb slashed the value of its Oculus Rift VR headset and Contact movement controller bundle as a part of what it referred to as its Summer season of Rift occasion.
The transfer may have signaled a couple of various issues. Maybe Oculus’ VR platform wasn’t promoting very nicely or possibly the corporate was merely seeking to transfer present stock to make room for a new mannequin on the horizon?
Later within the week, we heard that Oculus was prepping a pair of recent wi-fi headsets. The extra attention-grabbing of the 2 – codenamed Santa Cruz – will reportedly present monitoring utilizing onboard cameras and be as highly effective as at the moment’s Rift however with out the PC.
At the moment, we realized that after the six-week, $399 bundle sale, Fb will probably be completely dropping the price of the Rift all the way down to $499.