Virtual reality company Oculus is revamping its Oculus Share marketplace this fall. At its developer conference the company announced that it is going to launch the “Oculus Platform” for developers later this fall. Developers will be able to sell their virtual reality experiences and apps through the Oculus Platform which will initially debut on the Samsung Gear VR, a virtual reality headset that Samsung has developed in collaboration with Oculus.
Oculus announced the “Oculus Platform” store for developers to distribute their virtual reality apps and experiences today at the Oculus Connect conference. Starting this fall on theSamsung Gear VR made by Oculus, this revamp of the Oculus Share marketplace will let users browse the Oculus Platform within virtual reality and download apps, games, and entertainment experiences. Eventually, there will be versions of the Oculus Platform for the Rift, iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer. Oculus Platform could become one of the first ways for developers to sell the VR experiences they build, and by creating this marketplace, Oculus could rally the ecosystem to its mobile and PC-based VR headsets. VP of Product Nate Mitchell debuted Oculus Platform at the Connect conference just after CEO Brendan Iribe revealed the new Crescent Bay feature prototype — the successor to the DK2. You can check out all the news, features, and our hands-on with the Crescent Bay here.