In a brand new Oculus weblog put up, Fb introduced official help for subscriptions companies on the Oculus Quest platform. Rec Room, VZFit and extra would be the first apps to undertake the brand new mannequin.
Some apps, like health app Supernatural, already undertake a subscription mannequin on Quest that the consumer has to arrange externally, outdoors of VR and the Oculus ecosystem. The app would then carry out a examine to make sure that the consumer is subscribed every time Supernatural is launched. Now, apps can implement native help for a subscription fashions on the Quest platform, together with free trial help as nicely.
In keeping with the put up, subscription varieties will differ per title. “For some, you’ll want a subscription to entry the service. For others, the subscription is non-obligatory to unlock much more content material and options.”
Included in immediately’s line-up is FitXR, the UK-based health service previously often called BoxVR. We’ve been hands-on with a few of its new updates already. Rec Room can also be including Rec Room Plus, which supplies subscribers 6,000 tokens, weekly gadgets and unique retailer choices. VZfit is one other health service launching immediately, too.
Elsewhere there’s subscriber choices for meditative VR app, TRIPP, the vSpatial collaboration app and even Tribe XR’s VR DJing.
In a press release offered to UploadVR, Fb mentioned that it had already been working with these few builders that provided subscription fashions earlier than immediately. “We’ve labored with a lot of builders over the past yr to carry subscription content material to our platform even earlier than our Oculus subscription help was able to go. These devs are actually within the strategy of transitioning over to our native system. Going ahead, immersive VR apps that monetize with subscriptions on our platform will use our system.”
If you happen to’ve already received a subscription with an present service that you just began earlier than official help was introduced in, you’ll nonetheless have entry to all of the content material you bought.
Within the case of apps like Rec Room, entry to the app and all present content material will stay as is, with an non-obligatory “Rec Room Plus” subscription added into the fray.
You possibly can learn extra about every app’s particular person subscription choices over on the Oculus weblog.
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