App LabI’m gonna jump right into the news that was on everyone’s mind for a few days at the beginning of the month: Oculus App Lab is here. It’s no secret to literally anybody that the Oculus Store is reserved for big studios and visionaries. That’s not inherently bad, I mean if it was full of garbage, there’d be no QA, and people would probably lose faith in the store’s integrity.That said, some big studio things on the Quest store are just straight up bad, everything is overpriced, and it forces indie developers to utilize sideloading for their apps, which always feels sketchy and never feels encouraged; App Lab changes that.Now developers can put their games on App Lab, which inherently isn’t touting polish—there is still a QA step, it’s just easier to get through. From App Lab, people can directly load games to their Quests, and the games will actually show up on their Quest’s home screen. This is HUGE for gamers looking to play cheaper, more abundant content, and devs looking to get their content in front of literally anybody.
To wrap up my Oculus block, they also released an update to incorporate Facebook messenger into Oculus, which I can imagine came straight from the person who mandated a FB account in the first place. LOL.