Oculus has released a new Rift patch, which brings a number of updates and much-welcomed features, but none more so than the ability to launch Steam/GOG purchased VR games from the Oculus software. It’s about time, but good news nonetheless.
In update 1.17 released over the weekend, Oculus added a feature that’ll allow Rift users to ‘quickly launch all apps that support Rift from within the Oculus software, even if you acquired those apps from outside the Oculus Store’. That means you can play the Rift compatible VR games from your Steam or GOG account without having to do any pain-in-the-backside workarounds anymore. Smart, eh?
Parties for Rift have now been implemented, too. This feature enables up to four Rift users to chat across different games/apps, or anywhere you may go in VR, which is quite neat.
There’ve also been some bug fixes, which improve the general quality of life for Rift users who had come across various issue fixes such as Rift headset disconnects, floor shifting in VR and more stability enhancements.
For the full patch notes, head over to the Oculus Forums.