App Lab: How to Find the Best Unlisted Games & Apps on Quest
App Lab: How to Find the Best Unlisted Games & Apps on Quest
Facebook Vice President explains store restrictions for Virtual Desktop
Facebook Vice President explains store restrictions for Virtual Desktop
Colorado State University Has Deployed a 100 Headset VR Lab for Biomedical Education
Colorado State University Has Deployed a 100 Headset VR Lab for Biomedical Education
Light Field Lab Secures $28 Million to Develop Holographic Displays
Light Field Lab Secures $28 Million to Develop Holographic Displays
Facebook says the future of Messenger is on your face as app rolls out to Oculus VR headsets
Facebook says the future of Messenger is on your face as app rolls out to Oculus VR headsets
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February 2021 VR Final Newsletter: Games for All

App Lab

I’m gonna jump right into the news that was on everyone’s mind for a few days at the beginning of the month: Oculus App Lab is here. It’s no secret to literally anybody that the Oculus Store is reserved for big studios and visionaries. That’s not inherently bad, I mean if it was full of garbage, there’d be no QA, and people would probably lose faith in the store’s integrity.That said, some big studio things on the Quest store are just straight up bad, everything is overpriced, and it forces indie developers to utilize sideloading for their apps, which always feels sketchy and never feels encouraged; App Lab changes that.Now developers can put their games on App Lab, which inherently isn’t touting polish—there is still a QA step, it’s just easier to get through. From App Lab, people can directly load games to their Quests, and the games will actually show up on their Quest’s home screen. This is HUGE for gamers looking to play cheaper, more abundant content, and devs looking to get their content in front of literally anybody.
To wrap up my Oculus block, they also released an update to incorporate Facebook messenger into Oculus, which I can imagine came straight from the person who mandated a FB account in the first place. LOL.

VR is Changing

There is some weird new stuff coming to VR. While Facebook is winning on literally everything that matters, Sony is focusing on closing its eyes and screaming new ideas into existence. Asymmetric VR—which is only made more confusing by the patent picture—is umm, here? Idk, read the article, it’s pretty dope, I’m just scared we’re going to get another EyeToy.
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Oculus CTO Wants Android Apps on Quest, But is “not winning” the Debate Within Facebook
Oculus Quest Likely Has Full Cross-Buy With Oculus Go
Oculus Quest Likely Has Full Cross-Buy With Oculus Go
Unlisted app distribution for Quest 2 coming soon
Unlisted app distribution for Quest 2 coming soon