After a comparatively quiet couple of months from Oculus on the software program entrance, Facebook’s VR unit is sharing some particulars on new performance coming to its Quest 2 standalone headset.
The options, which embrace wi-fi Oculus Link assist, “Infinite Office” performance and upcoming 120hz assist might be rolling out within the Quest 2’s upcoming v28 software program replace. There’s no actual phrase on when that replace is coming however the language within the weblog appears to intimate that the rollout is imminent.
The huge addition here’s a wi-fi model of Oculus Link which is able to permit Quest 2 customers to stream content material from their PCs on to their standalone headsets, enabling extra graphics-intensive titles that had been beforehand solely obtainable on the now just about defunct Rift platform. Air Link is a function that can allow customers to ditch the tethered expertise of Oculus Link, although many customers have been counting on third-party software program to do that already, using Virtual Desktop.
It seems this improve is barely coming to Quest 2 customers in a brand new experimental mode, however not homeowners of the unique Quest headset. Users might want to replace the Oculus software program on each their Quest 2 and PC to the v28 model with a view to use this function.
Accompanying the discharge of Air Link on this replace is new options coming to “Infinite Office” a VR workplace play that goals to convey your keyboard and mouse into VR and permit customers to have interaction with desktop-style software program. Facebook debuted it again at their VR-focused Facebook Connect convention, however they haven’t stated a lot about it since.
Today’s updates embrace added keyboard assist that not solely permits customers to hyperlink their machine however see it inside VR, this assist is proscribed to a single mannequin from a single producer (the Logitech K830) however Facebook says they’ll be including assist down the highway to different keyboards. Users with this keyboard will be capable to see outlines of their fingers in addition to a rendering of the keyboard in its actual place, enabling customers to precisely sort (theoretically). Infinite Office will even permit customers to designate the place their actual world desk is, a function that can possible assist customers orient themselves. Even with a keyboard, there’s not a lot customers can do in the mean time past accessing the Oculus Browser it appears.
Lastly, Oculus is permitting builders to pattern out 120hz body fee assist for his or her titles. Facebook says that there isn’t truly something obtainable with that body fee but, not even system software program, however that assist is right here for builders in an experimental vogue.
Oculus says the brand new software program replace might be rolling out “steadily” to customers.