Reworked VR Interfaces of Oculus Will be Ready to Be Tested in December


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    If people would happen to own an Oculus Rift headset and want to try the device’s big interface makeovers, you would not have to wait long. As promised by the company, Oculus has validated that both the company’s Rift Core 2.0 VR interface and its companion desktop app redesign will be released in public beta form in December. Rift Core 2.0 is not surprisingly considered as the most conspicuous update to date– it is reworked to centre around Oculus Touch control and adds a dashboard that users can access from virtually anywhere. Users can make use of the Rift 2.0 on Windows 7 or later. However, users will require Windows 10 if they want the dashboard to overlay on top of running apps or to offer your desktop apps a virtual display.

    Meanwhile, the desktop app is mainly focused on discovery. Users will see Oculus news, an update store with quick access to wish lists, your Oculus-toting friends, and your library.

    There is no definite timeframe for the launch of the final software. Either way, both interfaces could be crucial to the future of Oculus. Now that a Rift headset and controller combo is made more affordable, the take of Oculus on VR is made available to a much bigger audience — it requires an interface that most people can use without much thought.