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Theverge reported "Google is shutting down Spotlight Stories, its immersive film studio" on Thursday

[] These have included tie ins with The Simpsons and the Wes Anderson film Isle of Dogs , as well as original films such as Help (from Fast and the Furious director Justin Lin), Aardman Animation’s Special Delivery , and Pearl which was nominated for Best Animated Short Film at the 2017 Academy Awards Since its inception, Spotlight Stories strove to re-imagine VR storytelling In 2015, the studio’s films became more widely available after its app came to non-Motorola Android devices, iOS, and YouTube’s 360-degree film platform ‘Shutting its doors after over six years of making stories’

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Google shutters its Spotlight Stories VR studio after six years According to Variety , staff members were given a chance to look for new positions within the company The opportunity to contribute to story, animation, and tech has been like winning the lottery You've all played a part and I'm so so proud of the work we've done together Congratulations! My deepest gratitude to all of you

Google is reportedly shutting down its in-house VR film studio The group also worked with Wes Anderson to bring a VR behind-the-scenes featurette on the making of his film Isle of Dogs Now, with the reported shutdown of Spotlight Stories, the company is now making it clear that they don’t think building their own content is the right approach either