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VR Comic Reader Available on Oculus VR Share

New to Oculus VR Share is a new app developed by Opamp which allows people to read comics in virtual reality (VR). The comic reader is compatible with the second iteration of the Oculus Rift (DK2) head-mounted display (HMD).

Readers are able to use the HMD to look through their own library of digital comics to select them. Then the users can simply read them at their own leisure through zooming in and out. It supports a great deal of comic book formats to ensure a wider range of use including CBR, CBZ, jpeg, tiff, png, pcx, and bmp images. The app can also be used as a photo viewer.

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John Carmack, the chief technical officer at Oculus VR has stated in a tweet previously that he is building a VR comic book store. It is unknown whether the store will have a VR viewing app with it, but this could possibly be a viable way to read comics in the future. Already comics are available on computers and tablets like Marvel Unlimited in which reading material is given for a subscription fee. It could be the case that such features will be brought to VR.

There is only a 64-bit version of the software. The developer is set on fixing a lot of the bugs with the viewer to ensure a comfortable experience. VRFocus will keep you updated on the latest Oculus VR content.