LIV Mixed Reality Now Has Beta Support For Oculus Quest

The main combined actuality seize software program firm, LIV, now works with Oculus Quest through a brand new beta app as of in the present day, together with assist for a number of the Quest’s hottest video games equivalent to Beat  Saber.

If you wish to use LIV together with your Quest, you don’t even want to make use of Oculus Hyperlink linked to a PC in any respect. All you want are an Oculus Quest, a PC working the brand new beta LIV app for Quest (obtainable on Discord), and a digital camera setup. LIV helps the next digital camera preparations:

Inexperienced display + digital camera linked to PC equivalent to a webcam,Xbox One Kinect linked to PC,Azure Kinect linked to PC,iPhone or iPad with an A12 chip or greater (such because the iPhone XR or most iOS gadgets launched since 2018) linked to PC through beta iOS LIV app.

If you happen to’re utilizing the digital inexperienced display methodology via iOS or Kinect, it is going to look one thing like this:


— LIV (@LIV) March 6, 2020

At present supported video games for LIV combined actuality seize on Oculus Quest embody:

Beat SaberKingspray GraffitiHyper DashOhShapeReal VR FishingSuperhot

Inexperienced screen-less footage isn’t anyplace close to pretty much as good as movies made with precise inexperienced screens, however they’re respectable replacements given the added flexibility. If you wish to see  what LIV on Quest is like utilizing an iPhone, the tip end result seems to be a bit like this:

Alternatively, you can use Oculus Hyperlink, or Digital Desktop / ALVR, if you need, however at that time you’re utilizing the Quest as if it have been a Rift — which was already potential earlier than in the present day. What they’re releasing in beta in the present day is the flexibility to seize combined actuality footage, wirelessly, utilizing the Quest because the standalone gadget it was designed to be.

Final 12 months, LIV additionally launched an avatar system for its combined actuality seize. The avatars functionally work just like the consumer is sporting the avatar contained in the combined actuality video because it mimics their motion offering the visible sensation of seeing somebody inside the sport with out truly exposing what the consumer seems to be like. This function remains to be PC VR just for the second.

To get began, head over to the LIV Discord and take a look at the official web site for extra particulars.