The buzzed-about virtual reality adaptation of The Little Prince will be available for a short time starting today.
Starting today, VR enthiusiasts (read: anyone with access to a developer kit) will be able to download one of the most intriguing projects to surface on the new crop of VR devices.
“The Rose And I” is a touching adaptation of “The Little Prince” from Penrose Studios. Penrose is a virtual reality company founded by Eugene Chung — who formerly helmed Oculus' Story Studio — with help from artists from Pixar, Dreamworks, and other major animated movie studios and VR companies.
The film is exciting because it feels unlike most of what's going on in virtual reality today. “Our focus is taking this clunky tech and making it as human as possible,” says Chung. “We wanted to make something that was gentle, and put the story and the art first.”