For the past few years Oculus VR has provided one of the best platforms to discover and sample new virtual reality (VR) content with the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). That platform is Oculus VR Share, a digital software portal for free VR videogames, demos, videos and other such experiences. Recently the company has made an effort to bring weekly updates to the service, publishing new content every Thursday. From now on however VR fans should start to see updates arriving even faster than that as content will be published as it’s approved.
An Oculus VR employee going by the name BaconVR revealed as much in a recent post on Reddit. “We’ve made a slight change to how we’re going to do Share releases,” BaconVR revealed. “We’ll now publish content as soon as it’s approved, and just hold the post to once a week. Hopefully that means you get more fun stuff sooner!” No reason was given for the change in the schedule. Previously Share updates could range from anywhere between two to ten updates so there’s no guarantee on just how much faster fans will be seeing new releases.
Oculus VR is also now responsible for updating its Oculus VR Store for the Gear VR smartphone-based HMD, which launched in the USA in December 2014. So far updates for the store have been arriving on Tuesdays, bringing new demos and experiences. In the near future the company will be adding premium content to the store, marking the first time that it has allowed developers to charge for VR software through one of its platforms. International releases for Gear VR are also expected to hit in the near future.
VRFocus will continue to follow Oculus VR’s progress with publishing VR software both on Oculus VR Share and the Oculus VR Store, reporting back with any further updates.