Compatible with the Oculus Rift DK2 kit, the Oculus Sample Framework has been released the Unity 5 engine allowing developers to create software for the mobile headset.
“The Oculus Unity Sample Framework assists developers in implementing Unity applications by providing sample scenes and guidelines for common VR-specific features such as crosshairs, driving, and first-person movement. The Sample Framework can guide developers in producing reliable, comfortable applications and avoiding common mistakes.”
The release of the Sample Framework will assist developers in creating and testing their VR applications with the Rift headset, allowing for a catalogue of apps to be built prior to its release, which is only a few weeks away.
“The Oculus Unity Sample Framework consists of a Unity project as well as application binaries for playing the sample scenes in VR. Sample scenes are navigated and controlled in-app with a simple UI, which also provides explanatory notes.”
With GDC right around the corner next week, you can expect Oculus VR and developers for the Rift to have some exciting news and content to showcase based on this Sample Framework.