Oculus has announced a bunch of new social features and two multiplayer games for Samsung Gear VR headset. Starting from tomorrow, Samsung Gear VR users will be able to create a social profile and then easily search for others on the platform by their real name or Oculus username. Profiles will also let users leave reviews for apps available in the Oculus Store.
Users will also be able to create rooms with friends in Oculus Social. This will allow users to watch Twitch or Vimeo streams in a room with other people.
Oculus has also added a new Facebook Videos tab to Oculus Video and the ability to connect a Facebook account with it. Facebook Videos will personalize users’ 360 video feed based on pages and people they follow on Facebook. The ability to like and share Facebook 360 videos directly from VR will also be added to Gear VR in coming weeks.
New Multiplayer Games Coming to Samsung Gear VR
There are two new made-for-VR gaming titles added to Samsung Gear VR to make VR experience more social. These two games are Social Trivia developed by Oculus and Herobound Gladiators by Escalation Studios.
Social Trivia lets up to five players to play together and compete in a battle of knowledge. Social Trivia will be available in Concepts section of the Oculus Store.
The second game Herobound: Gladiators is a multiplayer adventure game. Herobound: Gladiators will allow up to five gamers to conquer goblins and demons in arena battlefields. Gamers can also use integrated voice chat to talk and strategize in real time for co-op action.
Virtual Reality is already the big thing in gadgets. If you own a VR headset, please share your experiences with us. If you don’t have one yet, grab one now. Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus is available at only $99 on Amazon.