Oculus Platform Solutions

Leverage our comprehensive set of tools and features to create engaging and social VR applications. These solutions can be used as individual components, but deliver the most value when implemented together. Many of these experiences may differ based on hardware, and while most are included in the Platform SDK, others are simply reflected in the Developer Dashboard.

Check out the following OC6 Presentation for more on what’s possible with these tools and features: Oculus Connected: Building Social Experiences and Connecting People at Scale


Platform Features

Achievements

Create Achievements such as trophies, badges, or awards, and integrate them into your application using our SDK and APIs. Reward users for their Achievements with Custom Items which they can display in their Oculus Home.

Add-ons: Downloadable Content and In-App Purchases Commerce (IAP)

Offer durable, single-use items and consumable goods that can be purchased directly from multiple times by your audience within your application. Create and manage these files all from the developer dashboard with Add-ons.

Avatars

Deliver an elevated sense of presence and give users the freedom to express themselves in the aesthetic of their choice.

Cloud Storage

Seamlessly save, synchronize, and load data between devices and installs using Cloud Storage v2.

Content Sharing + Livestreaming

Enable your audience to share video + images, and livestream gameplay on the Facebook network of apps through the Oculus Platform and a variety of SDK methods.

Custom Items for Oculus Home

Reward users for acquiring your game, their in-game Achievements and more, all with Custom Items they can display in their Oculus Home.

Destinations, Rich Presence and App Deep Linking

Connect your audience by enabling them to launch directly into a new level, gameplay mode, event or video/image content.

Developer Posts

Promote new levels, maps and experiences for your app with content that displays in your product detail page, as well as the Oculus Quest and Go home feed.

Events

Create viewing parties and gaming tournaments, promote them in Oculus Home and Explore by implementing the App Deep Linking API.

Expansion Files

Reduce the initial download size of your apps by using required asset files.

In-App Content

Create self-contained content in your application such as a video, photo set, or standalone experience. Launch users directly to this content with the App Deep Linking API.

Language Packs (Rift only)

Provide additional languages of your app without increasing the initial download size.

Leaderboards

Create global Leaderboards to encourage competition and increase engagement.

Mixed Reality Capture (MRC)

Create immersive, engaging, unique video assets with Mixed Reality Capture. Streamline the capture process with our suite of tools and best practices.

Matchmaking

Place multiple users together in a shared playing experience. Enable 2-player matchmaking, skill-based matchmaking, or let users browse different rooms.

Parties and Party Chat

With Parties, users can voice chat with friends while in Oculus Home, and continue their conversation after launching into your app.

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Networking

Transmit data between two send policies, unlocking a number of uses including chat message exchange between users and updated avatar positions in real-time.

Rooms

Offer interactive, virtual locations within your app for your audience to come together.

User Identity and Friends

Verify a user and manage information about each person's unique persona in your application to customize their experience, help them find friends, and personalize their encounters in VR.

Voice Chat (VoIP)

Enable P2P voice chat by transmitting pulse-code modulation (PCM) data between users decoded to audio.

Video Resources

From Oculus Connect 6, learn more about the VR community landscape and how to enable community within your app.

What gets us excited about social VR? This discussion provides a few best practices and a number of opportunities for multiplayer and social VR going forward.

Discover numerous opportunities to promote your app, and enable numerous social experiences by leveraging the features outlined above.