Oculus updates its Home platform to play nice with Steam purchases


Oculus may be aiming to become the content power house of virtual reality, but it’s still making efforts to play nice with other ecosystems.

In a new update rolling out today for PCs, Oculus has added support for launching off-platform titles, meaning most critically, that gamers will be able to access all the available Rift-compatible apps and games in-headset without having to navigate their desktop.

Oculus has long supported Valve’s Steam store in a less-than-seamless capacity, forcing users to navigate into settings and enable off-platform launching in desktop, but for VR users browsing in their headsets for titles they own, the only visible content has been what they’ve purchase from the Oculus store directly.

For Oculus there’s been the obvious desire to control the…

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