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Rollout of Rift SI 1.28 Begins

Oculus Home and Oculus Avatars will be seeing some changes along with new supported languages being added.

Oculus have announced that users of the Oculus Rift will soon be able to try out the latest build of the Rift SI by accessing the Public Test Channel. Rift SI version 1.28 will include some new features and updates for users to try.

Changes have begun rolling out on the Public Test Channel, which will give Oculus users access to some new features in Oculus Home along with support for nine new languages across all Rift Core software and some changes to the Oculus desktop app.

The new languages now supported across Dash, Oculus Desktop and Oculus Home include Danish, Finnish, Dutch, Swedish, Spanish (Spain), Spanish (Latin American), Italian, Norwegian, and Polish.

Language preference for the Oculus desktop app can be set by using the Language Preference option in the General tab of the Settings page.

The Oculus desktop is getting some tweaks, as personalised app recommendations are starting to be tested on user Home pages. A per-application language pack option is now supported for developers, so users can see what language is available for each applications and set the specific language for each app.

In Rift Core 2.0 Beta, the Oculus Avatars are seeing an upgrade with new custom hair, skin shading and clothing and eyewear designs. Users can edit their avatar by selecting the ‘Avatar Editor’ mirror from the Special Items category and the placing it anywhere in the Home environment.

Developers who upgrade to the latest Avatar SDK will be able to use the new features in their own apps, so users can take their new upgraded Avatars with them into other apps, with some apps such as Brass Tactics and Epic Rollercoasters already allowing this.

Further information on this can be found on the Oculus Forums. VRFocus will be sure to keep you updated on the latest Oculus updates in both hardware and software.

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