December’s Oculus Rift Updates Include a Dash Keyboard and Improved Wishlists

Plus there are some festive decorations to style your VR home with.

Some like to get their festive decorations out in October, while others leave it to the very last minute before putting up their tree. If you’ve been itching to make your Oculus Home look the part this month then if you’ve not done so already update your software as December’s platform update for Oculus Rift has been rolled out with new features and festive additions.

Oculus Custom Developer Items

Firstly, let’s talk about Custom Developer Items. First announced during Oculus Connect 5 (OC5) in September, the idea was to reward players achievements by letting developers build custom objects which could be used to decorate their virtual home. Originally available for videogames including Arizona Sunshine, Brass Tactics, Echo VR, Lone Echo, Job Simulator, Moss, OrbusVR, and SUPERHOT VR, Custom Developer Items have now left beta, so a wider array of studios can now create their own.

To make surfing the web and other typing duties easier in VR, Oculus has now added the Dash Keyboard. Tap the keyboard button on the lower right window of Oculus desktop to open it up, where you can choose from several options for input: start typing with Oculus Touch and your index fingers, bring up the ray pointer to point-and-click at specific letters, or even put your hands under the keyboard and select keys using the A/X button or the Trigger. Lastly, you can type on a real keyboard and see those inputs reflected in the digital version.

Another little improvement has come to wishlists. While you could always wishlist videogames coming soon, now you can receive an email whenever it’s available or goes on sale.

Oculus Dash Keyboard

And finally, there are the Oculus Home Christmas decorations to give your place that festive look:

  • Decorations
    • Lodge Sofa
    • Lodge Armchair
    • Antique Sled Table
    • Lodge Rug
    • Rustic Dining Stool
    • Rustic Island
    • Rustic Long Counter
    • Rustic Square Counter
    • Rustic Long Shelf
    • Rustic Short Shelf
    • Rustic Bookcase
    • Comet
    • Cupid
    • Mistletoe
    • Cheerful Centerpiece
    • Winter Wreath
    • Christmas Stockings
    • Regal Buck
    • Snowflake the Snowman
    • Popsicle the Snowpup
    • Menorah
    • Kinara
    • Mkeka
  • Objects
    • Muhindi
    • Unity Cup
    • Gimmel the Dreidel Plushie
    • Christmas Present
    • Tales for the Winter Solstice
    • Cheerful Throw Pillow
    • Joyful Throw Pillow
  • Environment
    • Ceiling Winter Cabin
    • Details Winter Cabin
    • Floor Winter Cabin
    • Wall Winter Cabin

So that’s your lot, for more monthly updates on the Oculus Rift platform, keep reading VRFocus.

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