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Oculus VR News | April 17, 2024

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Oculus Launches VR “Sharing” Site for the Rift

Oculus Launches VR “Sharing” Site for the Rift

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Staff Writer

When it comes to the virtual reality gaming industry, it is safe to say that there are going to be a lot of vast improvements made over the next few years. One of the biggest innovations is the Oculus Rift, developed by Oculus VR. The headset is expected to finally hit the consumer market in 2014, and because there has been such an interest in the Rift, Oculus has offered a “sharing site” that will allow its visitors to self-publish, discover, download, and play a vast collection of VR games and other Oculus Rift-enabled experiences all from one place.

Why a “Sharing” Site?

Some people wonder why Oculus wanted to start a “sharing” site, and here is what Oculus said on their blog: “With Share, you can host Oculus-ready games and experiences that you’ve created, browse and download content from other developers, rate experiences on quality and VR comfort level, provide feedback to devs on what you enjoyed (and what you didn’t), and tip fellow developers for their work in cash, should you feel so inclined.”

You will also be able to rate experiences and let others know what they could do differently. It allows everyone to make a difference in the development of software and hardware advancements when it comes to VR gaming.

The Categories of Oculus Share

There are several categories when it comes to Oculus Share. They include:

  • Full Game
  • Demo
  • Experience
  • Alpha
  • Beta
  • Mod

By far, the most populated category is the demo category, which gives users an early glimpse into games currently in development and offers some of the most unique experiences in taking advantage of the Oculus Rift can do.

How the Oculus Share Site Can Help Devs

This Sharing site is not only great for the gamers, but it is also a great way for developers to learn more about the things that they can do differently to make gamers happy. Developers are constantly looking for ways they can develop new and innovative games and programs that will work with the newest technology. Through this site, developers are able to gain a better understanding of what is expected from the mass consumers, and it can really help them to advance further in the industry.

Is the Site Moderated?

If you are worried about moderation, you shouldn’t! Starting out, Oculus VR plans to moderate the submissions to the site just to make sure that there is nothing suspicious, offensive, or harmful to others being put on the site. While the site is still new, they hope to see it make a big impact on the development and advancement of their product, and also hope that it will be a great way to get gamers to interact and let them know what they want to see next.