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Oculus' Upcoming 1.15 Update Adds Full 3-Sensor Room Scale Support

Oculus’ Upcoming 1.15 Update Adds Full 3-Sensor Room Scale Support

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Staff Writer

Oculus announced that its upcoming 1.15 software update for the Rift is now available on the Public Test Channel, allowing enrolled users to preview the new version before an official rollout is released.

After some new improvements and fixes to its tracking, Oculus is ready to fully support room-scale VR for setups that utilize three-sensors configurations on its platform. As a result, the team is also confident in its progress with improving its room-scale support that they will finally no longer label it as an ‘Experimental’ feature.

According to an official post on the Oculus Forum:

“Rift will fully support three-sensor configurations for larger roomscale setups. We’ve updated the new three-sensor setup wizard in the Oculus app based on the latest data, and everything looks good. This also means we’re planning to remove the experimental tag from roomscale support.”

The 1.15 update aims to provide Rift owners with a more accurate and improved tracking experience when using a three-sensor setup for room-scale VR. This is a much-welcomed update for users that have been reporting room-scale issues on the Rift for quite some time, especially after the past few updates have failed to resolve the problem.

In addition, the update also changes the way Oculus shares health and safety information—included there will be a new safety video that will allow the option to enable/disable the health and safety reminders when putting on the Rift headset once a user has viewed it.

Oculus hopes to receive plenty of feedback from users participating in the Public Test Channel via the bug reporting tool in an effort to continue improving upon its software. You can enroll to receive pre-release software updates through the Beta tab under settings in the Oculus app on your computer.

Currently, there is no official release date for the new 1.15 update and full changelog will be available once it begins to make its way out to everyone across the platform.

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