Oculus rolls out update 1.8 which includes demo mode

Sept. 11, 2017, 11:41 a.m. By: Pranjal Kumar

Oculus

Oculus has rolled out its next update for Oculus Rift (version 1.8). The latest updates bring a unique feature of Demo mode and few improvements to mixed reality capture. The Demo mode will allow the users to set up their Oculus library to showcase their own curated selection of apps. The users can guide their friends who are using VR for the first time through a big content. This means that you can build your own guided tour so that your mates can see what’s best to play first.

Demo modes are not only limited to this only. The other benefits are for studios at trade shows and events. If any developer has created several VR titles for Oculus Rift then only those can be shown if desired. The latest update also brings several improvements to the MR capture. Oculus added MR capture to the software in this update 1.6 which was released in June.

The new update brings the support for stereo cameras. The new update also brings several performance improvements, stability enhancements, and bug fixes. Oculus is desperately trying to reach out to more customers by enhancing its feature and also decreasing its price. The company reduced the price to $399 USD (including the Oculus Touch controllers) during the summer sale. Currently, the headsets are being sold at $499 which is still relatively cheaper that what it was earlier this year.