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Oculus Sample Framework for Oculus Rift Released

Last month saw Oculus VR release a Sample Framework app on the Samsung Gear VR head-mounted display (HMD), to aid studios developing software for the mobile headset. Now the company has released the Oculus Sample Framework for Unity 5 for developers working on its Oculus Rift HMD.

Compatible with the Oculus Rift DK2 kit the official description for the software reads: “The Oculus Unity Sample Framework assists developers in implementing Unity applications by providing sample scenes and guidelines for common VR-specific features such as crosshairs, driving, and first-person movement. The Sample Framework can guide developers in producing reliable, comfortable applications and avoiding common mistakes.”

“The Oculus Unity Sample Framework consists of a Unity project as well as application binaries for playing the sample scenes in VR. Sample scenes are navigated and controlled in-app with a simple UI, which also provides explanatory notes.”

Oculus Sample Framework screenshot

Oculus VR is keen to assist as many developers as possible with their virtual reality (VR) projects, as it’ll want a steady stream of content for its Oculus Rift headset. The HMD is only a few weeks away from its 28th March shipping date, and with the Game Developers Conference (GDC) taking place next week in San Francisco, California, more news is expected from the company.

VRFocus will continue its coverage of Oculus VR, reporting back with the latest announcements.