As beforehand reported, Fb has begun to roll out the newest Oculus Quest firmware model 15, which features a new and improved person interface. We acquired our arms on the replace and it’s positively a step up from the outdated UI, with many new and welcome modifications.
Whereas the V15 replace began rolling out to customers, the redesigned UI shouldn’t be enabled by default. It’s nonetheless thought of an experimental function, so if you wish to attempt it out you’ll must go to the experimental options menu within the Quest settings and switch it on. You’ll additionally be capable to allow a number of browser home windows in Oculus Browser in the identical menu, which is one other function rolling out with V15. Enabling both function would require you to restart your Quest earlier than the modifications happen.
As you’ll be able to see within the embedded video, the brand new UI facilities round a smaller window that sits nearer to you than the outdated massive menu. The outdated window model remains to be hanging within the again, however now solely serves as a spot to flick thru the House menu and the Oculus Retailer. Options just like the Library and Settings menus have all been moved to the brand new fast entry menu.
There’s additionally a fast entry space for widespread settings, together with quantity, Wi-Fi, display brightness and extra — a really helpful addition.
As you’ll be able to see within the video, the brand new Oculus House touchdown display has an space for brand new excessive scores as nicely — permitting you to problem the rating of a buddy in a sure sport. All I may see on there was Beat Saber for the time being, however I’m positive extra video games will add assist sooner or later.
Voice instructions are additionally included within the replace, and a immediate allowed me to attempt the function out. Nevertheless, it doesn’t appear to be working simply but. The Quest advised me I may say issues like ‘Play Beat Saber’ when utilizing voice instructions, however it by no means labored in observe. The Quest would be capable to spell out what I stated (so it was understanding me accurately) however it might not execute the motion and claimed to not perceive. Possibly the voice instructions aren’t fairly prepared simply but — these are all experimental options, in any case.
The V15 replace additionally provides assist for a number of Oculus Browsers home windows open directly, which it’s also possible to see within the embedded video. It’s a neat little function and whereas I can’t see myself utilizing it, I’m positive somebody on the market will discover a use for the performance.
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