The newest film from Baobab Studios, Baba Yaga, involves Oculus Quest as an unique launch in early 2021.
The piece was just lately listed within the coming quickly part of the Oculus Retailer and a previous tweet from the studio confirms it’s due within the new 12 months. The shop itemizing, in the meantime, confirms the movie might be unique to Quest.
Baobab is a first-person expertise through which viewers embody one in every of two sisters, daughters of a sickly village chief. In your seek for a treatment you and your sister Magda headset into an enchanted forest to face the mysterious titular witch. The app options interactive parts at key moments and consists of an all-star solid: Daisy Ridley performs Magda, Kate Winslet performs Baba Yaga and Glenn Shut takes on the function of the Chief.
I noticed Baba Yaga again on the 2020 Venice Movie Competition in August. I assumed the film was visually beautiful and welcomed the interactive parts, but it surely finally felt like secure territory for the Baobab crew.
“I need to see one thing from this studio that feels really dynamic — like my presence has a real impression within the tales it creates,” I mentioned in my evaluate. “Baobab stays one in every of VR’s most promising storytellers however, 4 years on from its debut, I really feel like I’m nonetheless ready for it to actually hit its stride.”
Baba Yaga’s itemizing comes simply after Baobab launched one in every of its unique VR films, Invasion!, on Quest final week. The studio additionally launched the superb Bonfire alongside the Quest final 12 months.
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