Better late than never, Oculus is coming to town! Hosted by our friends at the Toronto VR Meetup, someone from Oculus is going to be doing a presentation and showing off the new Oculus Touch controllers in...you guessed it...Toronto! We only say "someone" because...it's someone. He/she hasn't been announced yet! Whomever it is, they better not wear flip-flops because there will probably be snow on the ground by then. We are told there will be food and drink, so be merry!
The shingding runs Tuesday, December 1 at 7:00PM EST. RSVP quickly because Oculus is only bringing a single Rift/Touch unit for demo purposes.
In the meantime, check out the Futurists Panel from Immersed 2015. This highlight of the first day featured Manuel R. Gutierrez Novelo, CEO of ImmersiON-VRelia, Dr. Richard Marks, Director of the PlayStation Magic Lab, Sasa Marinovic, Head of VR Marketing for AMD, Andrew McGovern, VP of Media & Entertainment for IM360, and Raymon Pao, VP of Virtual Reality for HTC.
It's only with Star Wars...perhaps Star Trek...that a campaign like this is possible. Google, Verizon, and Disney have teamed up to make the Star Wars world a part of your daily life. With the flick of a switch, your Android smartphone repertoire will be filled with Star Wars references - and you will be able to choose whether you want your life to be on the light side of the force, or the dark side of the force.
Seriously, this bit of marketing genius means that through the fun of having a touch of Star Wars in your day to day, our lives all play a part in helping market the next Disney blockbuster. Honestly...I'm ok with it. Also with full credit to ILMxLab, a virtual reality tour is going to be made available of the Millennium Falcon. Sadly, rumor has it that the lightspeed drive isn't working just yet, but an ill-tempered wookie is trying to solve the problem. Have fun!