Oculus Details Improvements for November’s Platform Update
Dash UI enhancements and a pirate theme have been included.
Oculus tends to update its virtual reality (VR) platform on a monthly basis, with October seeing Custom Developer Items, dynamic lighting and physically-based renderers among other additions. For November there’s a new pirates collection and Dash UI improvements.
Overall look and feel of Dash has now seen an upgrade, bringing enhanced accessibility to settings. Now you can hover over the right side of the belt for instant access to volume controls, Touch status, battery life, and to re-centre your view.
Custom 3D Objects have seen an update, ‘introducing the ability to add embedded panels into your custom objects. Now you can stream PC desktop windows from any item of your own design,’ notes the company.
And for those who love to sail the seven seas, rum in-hand, there’s a new pirate collection available to decorate your virtual home. This sees floor and ceiling materials, decorations, furniture, and outfits now on offer.
To unlock a starter set of decorations simply log into Oculus Home before 1st December. You’ll also be able to find rare artefacts like the Captain’s Throne, Skull and Crossbones, or Benjamin, a poor landlubber that’s been turned into a candle inside of reward packs as you spend time in Oculus Home throughout November. Avatar’s get new clothing and accessory options, like a tricorn hat and a leather vest.
Don’t forget that about the newly launched Oculus Referrals Programme either. This allows current owners to refer a friend to get them a 10 percent discount off of an Oculus Rift or Oculus Go headset. In turn, the referee gets Oculus Store credit towards their next purchase.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of Oculus and its winter deals, reporting back with the latest updates.