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Carmack's Dynamic 5K Encoding of 'Henry' Now Available on Go & Gear VR

Carmack's Dynamic 5K Encoding of 'Henry' Now Available on Go & Gear VR

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Staff Writer

Oculus has officially re-released Story Studio’s Emmy award-winning animated VR short film, Henry, for the Oculus Go and newer versions of Samsung’s Oculus-powered Gear VR headsets.

Oculus CTO John Carmack made the announcement on Monday via Twitter that Henry is now available as a free download on the Oculus Store. Back at the end of May, Carmack first revealed that he was working on a new VR video playback technology, that would showcase Henry using his new tech, allowing for 5K x 5K resolution at a smooth 60 frames-per-second (FPS), which according to Carmack, sets “a new bar” for immersive video quality.

Henry, which is narrated by Elijah Wood, first premiered in July of 2015 from the now-shuttered Oculus Story Studio. The short VR film is a heartwarming animated tale about a lonesome but lovable hedgehog whose birthday wish for a friend changes everything. If you have an Oculus Go or newer Gear VR headset, then be sure to download and experience the new 5K pre-rendered version of Henry today.