One of the very first applications made available for Gear VR upon launch was Oculus VR’s own Oculus 360 Photos, a virtual reality (VR) photo viewing channel that offers thematic collections of 3D imagery. It appears as though this app will soon benefit from regular content updates, according to Oculus VR CTO, John Carmack.
Carmack has been a keen supporter of mobile VR, specifically the Gear VR, for some time. His speaker session at the Game Developers Conference (GDC), San Francisco, earlier this year was largely focussed on mobile VR under the heading ‘The Dawn of Mobile VR’. His influence in videogames is undeniable, but it seems that Carmack is also interested in aiding the development of other aspects of VR.
In a tweet from his personal account a few minutes ago, Carmack stated: “We are finally on a tempo of getting new, peak quality content up for Oculus 360 photos each week.”
The application has seen numerous updates since launch, mostly concerned with adding support for additional languages. This increase in support is likely to create a burgeoning catalogue of content in time for the ‘full consumer’ launch of Gear VR later this year. Oculus 360 Photos is free to download now for both the Note 4 and Galaxy S6 versions of the Gear VR Innovator Edition head-mounted display (HMD), and VRFocus will keep you updated with any further developments in the application’s content.