The Oculus Rift is gaining more momentum as Oculus VR is launching – Oculus Share – a store where game demos can be found and shared.
GamesIndustry report that the demo store is being launched as “a developer sharing platform,” to help developers share, thus aiding them in getting familiar with the tech.
“It’s like a store, but we’re really focused now on developers being able to share their experiences,” Nate Mitchell, VP of product at Oculus VR told GamesIndustry International.
“So it’s like a store, but we’re really focused now on developers being able to share their experiences.
“Right now one the biggest problems is if you were to say ‘I want to get an Oculus Rift dev kit because I want to try to Develop something, where do I start? What are some of the cool things that people have already built?'”
The new service will be completely free to developers, where they can upload their content which can then be tested in alpha and beta tests. People can review the demos and give feedback to developers.
Developers can also tip each other, monetary wise, if they see something they like or want to use in their own projects.
“One of the main messages we have is that the language of VR game development is still so undefined. It this unexplored territory and there’s no rules or guidebooks,” Mitchell added.
“So to be able to help developers bring all that knowledge together and share it more efficiently we really do believe that that will help accelerate the quality and push the medium forward.”