A new update has been released for the Oculus Rift VR headset in the form of the latest Oculus SDK v0.7 Beta, that brings with it ‘preliminary’ support for Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 operating system.
As well as providing support for Windows 10 the latest Oculus SDK also brings with it a wealth of new enhancements, and is now available to download.
The most significant change is the addition of the Direct Driver Mode and the removal of Extended Mode. Direct Driver Mode uses features of NVIDIA Gameworks VR or AMD LiquidVR to render directly to the HMD. If the installed GPU does not support NVIDIA Gameworks VR or AMD LiquidVR, it uses Oculus Direct Mode.
The removal of the legacy Extended Mode means that users can no longer manage the Oculus Rift as an extended monitor, which will affect some games. Additionally, Standalone Mode (which uses the Oculus Rift as the only display device) is no longer supported. This release also improves alignment between the PC and Mobile SDKs and reduces the surface area of the PC SDK.
For more details on all the runtime changes that have been included in the Oculus PC SDK 0.7.0.0 Beta jump over to the official Oculus developer website.