A number of people are found speaking about the Virtual Reality is “likely to become the next computing paradigm”. Oculus, however, is now taking a step towards that earnest goal with its Core 2.0 software update for the Oculus Rift.
Nate Mitchell, head of Rift, explained on the stage at Oculus Connect that “Core 2.0 rebuilds the whole Rift experience with Touch in mind.”
The all-new Oculus Rift has a whole new set of the user interface that lets you customize your VR Home Space and replace your traditional with a completely new traditional computer monitor with nearly unlimited VR screenspace. The Oculus core 2.0 version is rolling out in beta in December. The entire Oculus interface is being returned to the same place with a 3D overlay system called Dash, that can be opened at any time and within any of the applications. Mitchell said stated that “Dash completely streamlines complex functions… [it] unlocks the full power of your PC. “The possibilities for multitasking with your PC are endless. We’re now on a path to replacing traditional monitors entirely.”
The Oculus Dash
The Dash is much like a Minority Report-style interface; where windows dangle in the air be moved with just a wave of the hand. Dash will enable its user to code inside the VR, but it also brings along your favorite desktop experiences like Facebook and Messenger, Spotify, YouTube and Google Chrome.
This will let the developers to especially enjoy the ability to debug VR apps while actually running them via Visual Studio, Unreal, and Unity. The screens inside the VR appear in full fidelity, this will let you enjoy and access your PC beyond the core apps.
In addition to the Dash interface, Oculus has specifically overhauled the Oculus Home experience for when you first boot up your Rift on your PC. Home is now actually welcoming a more social, shared space.
Customize Your Home
The renovated oculus home lets you make your startup screen to break out into your fantasy geek palace. This will let you select your all sorts of logical and sci-fi furnishings, such as the toys, art, and seating as well. With Oculus Dash, you can show off trophies of your accomplishment, and you can also play retro video games by just popping cartridges into some of your old school gaming machines. Oculus is so far planning to let you hang out with your friends inside of your Home in the near future.
The concept seems to be densely inspired by Aech’s basement headquarters from Ready Player One. Creating familiar and customizable spaces inside the VR will get more people to be hooked on Oculus’ products. The Sims have been insanely popular, but the new Oculus will let you build your virtual home around you rather than beneath you. In the meanwhile, Dash could be the answer to developers and to those who rig together multiple physical monitors for giving them extra screen space. Dash will make the screen all about you so that you can easily push your music app while leaving the chat apps in the sky; although your front-facing view would be consumed by your work at hand. Spending the whole work days inside of the VR sounds a bit exhausting; for hardcore multi-taskers and developers, Dash could be considered as a proven new computing platform Mark Zuckerberg anticipated when he acquired Oculus.