Linden Lab have blogged today about a limited beta for Oculus Rift integration in Second Life however this is open to those that have Oculus Rift development hardware already. If you have access to the hardware then the lab would love to get your feedback. If you are a developer then this is something for you perhaps.
Linden Lab have confirmed in the blog post that they have a Viewer ready for beta testers which sounds great for sure. The lab have been working with the development kit to integrate the Oculus Rift with the Second Life Viewer.
The bad news is that there isn’t a consumer version of the headset available yet. The wait continues but hopefully soon there will be. This is another step in the right direction for Oculus Rift integration with Second Life.
The blog post announcement today…
The Oculus Rift offers exciting possibilities for Second Life – the stereoscopic virtual reality headset brings a new level of immersion to our 3D world, making Second Life a more compelling experience than ever before.
Though a consumer version of the headset isn’t available yet, we’ve been working with the development kit to integrate the Oculus Rift with the Second Life Viewer. We now have a Viewer ready for beta testers, and if you have an Oculus Rift headset, we’d love to get your feedback.
If you have the Oculus Rift development hardware and would like to help us with feedback on the Viewer integration, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org to apply for the limited beta.
It’s ready for beta testers to apply for the limited beta period. Appy today if you are interested! 🙂