It’s already been a huge day for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) with the reveal of the new Crescent Bay prototype, but the company wasn’t done there in terms of new announcements. VP of Product Nate Mitchell also took to the stage during the first keynote to talk about a revamp of the Oculus Share portal, known as Oculus Platform.
Oculus Platform is a new marketplace designed to allow content creators to help develop and monetise their experiences. Eagle-eyed VR fans will have already spotted the service as it was revealed alongside Samsung’s Gear VR HMD. The portal will work on browsers, apps and of course, HMDs themselves. The other apps revealed at the event, Oculus Cinema and Oculus 360, will be released as open source software to help developers.
The Oculus Platform revamp will be coming this autumn. It marks one of the first signs of Oculus VR itself creating software designed for consumers, as it will likely become the definitive platform for purchasing VR content. VRFocus is at Oculus Connect, reporting on all the latest updates on the Oculus Rift, Oculus VR and everything else VR.