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Oculus Rolls Out 1.15 Software Update, Improves Room Scale Support

Oculus Rolls Out 1.15 Software Update, Improves Room-Scale Support

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Staff Writer

Earlier this month Oculus pre-released its 1.15 update for the Oculus Rift on its Public Test Channel, allowing participating users to preview it and provide valuable feedback. Now, Oculus officially began to roll out the new software update to all users across its platform.

The 1.15 software update improves upon the systems multi-sensor tracking and provides full room-scale VR support for Rift owners utilizing three-sensor configurations, a feature which the company had labeled as ‘experimental’ prior to this new update.

In addition, the 1.15 update includes some other useful features such as notifying the user when the Rift headset HDMI is not plugged into the most appropriate GPU, a notification when antivirus software on the PC blocks the installation of an app, as well as an improved presentation of health and safety information.

According to the release notes, the Rift 1.15 update includes the following:

Features

Improved 360° tracking and roomscale support.

  • We further improved sensor setup for multi-sensor configurations.
  • 360° tracking with three sensors is now fully supported for sitting, standing, and roomscale play modes.
  • 360° tracking with two sensors is still experimental. Learn more in our help center.

When possible, the Oculus app will now warn you when your Rift headset’s HDMI is not plugged into the most appropriate GPU – both during setup and under Settings > Devices. 

You’ll now see a notification when antivirus software blocked the installation of an app.

Improved presentation of health and safety information. 

  • The new user experience now includes a short video about Rift and Touch safety. After watching the video, you can choose to display health and safety reminders when entering VR.
  • You can watch the video at any time, under Settings > General in the Oculus app.

Bug-fixes

  • You can once again enter your height with zero inches when setting the floor position in VR.

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