The trailer for Miyubi which was released Thursday, previews the story of a Japanese home robot that is gifted to a family in 1982. Instead of observing the events from the corner of a room, viewers can take part in the movie from the robot's perspective. In the trailer, teens blow smoke into the screen and a young girl offers you a sip of an imaginary beverage at a tea party.
Oculus created the VR movie with production studios Felix & Paul Studios and Funny or Die. The Facebook-owned company did not say how much it paid for the film, according to Recode, but it is currently free to download for Gear VR and Oculus Rift.
"I don't think that the model for Miyubi, where you are a literal character inside of the story, I don't think it has to be that," Felix Lajeunesse, the co-founder of Felix & Paul Studios, told Recode. "I think that one of the challenges but also one of the beauties of virtual reality as a storytelling medium is especially that fundamental question of, 'how do you integrate the viewer into the story?'"
While Miyubi is a historical first for Oculus, it may be a difficult viewing experience for some -- wearing a VR headset for 40 minutes can be uncomfortable if you're not used to it. But if watching the first full-length VR movies isn't enough incentive, note that Jeff Goldblum makes a cameo in the trailer and whispers, "I've put something into you."