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Oculus VR News | April 17, 2024

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Oculus 1.18 Software Update Rolls Out, Includes 'Demo Mode' Option

Oculus 1.18 Software Update Rolls Out, Includes 'Demo Mode' Option

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Oculus has started rolling out its latest 1.18 software update for the Rift, which features a new Demo Mode as well as other improvements to its mixed reality capture functionality.

In the new Rift 1.18 software update, Oculus’ new Demo Mode feature will allow users a simple way to set up their Oculus library to showcase a curated selection of games and applications to demonstrate to others. Oculus suggests this feature will come in handy when you want to highlight certain types of VR content that is suitable for your friends and family to experience, especially if it’s their first time in VR. This can also benefit developers that want to show off their latest VR title at trade shows and events.

In addition, Oculus continues to improve upon its native mixed reality capture support, enabling developers and content creators to share their intimate VR experience with viewers by merging live footage of using the Rift and Touch motion controllers in the real world with in-game footage from within the virtual environment. With version 1.18, improvements to Oculus’ mixed reality calibration tool also include support for stereoscopic cameras. According to the release notes, the 1.18 software update includes the following:


Demo Mode: 

  • You can now set up your Oculus Library to show only a certain selection of apps using the Demo Mode option in Settings. This can help developers at trade shows, or just let you set up your Rift as a self-guided tour of VR for your friends.

Mixed Reality Capture: 

  • Further improvements to the calibration tool including support for stereo cameras.

Bug Fixes

  • Miscellaneous performance improvements, stability enhancements, and bug fixes.