Join Friends in VR with New Oculus Social Features

Oculus Blog
Posted by Oculus VR
March 9, 2016

Now you can experience games, videos, and more with friends in VR! Starting tomorrow, people with a Samsung Gear VR, powered by Oculus, can create a profile and then easily search for others on the platform by real name or Oculus username.


New Social Games Coming to Gear VR
The immersive sense of virtual reality is even more compelling with friends. Today we’re adding new, made-for-VR games to Gear VR that let you team up with friends or compete against people from all over the world.

Social Trivia, created by Oculus, is a new game that lets you and up to four friends compete in a battle of knowledge. Look for it in the Concepts section of the Oculus Store.


The Oculus Team trying Social Trivia in a room with friends

We’ve also added the ability to create rooms with friends in Oculus Social. Now you can watch Twitch or Vimeo streams in a room with people you know.

Herobound: Gladiators, the multiplayer adventure game, is now available on the Oculus Store. Band together with up to four people to conquer goblins and demons in arena battlefields. Use integrated voice chat to talk and strategize in real time for co-op action.


Herobound: Gladiators

Also, starting tomorrow, you can leave user reviews for all apps on the Oculus Store. We look forward to your feedback.


Discover Personalized Facebook Content in Oculus Video
Facebook is the best destination for discovering 360 videos from the people and public figures that matter to you. Now, we’re making it even easier to watch 360 content in VR.

We’ve added a new Facebook Videos tab to Oculus Video, and starting next week, you’ll be able to connect your Facebook account with Oculus Video to personalize your 360 video feed based on the pages and people you follow.


In the coming weeks, you’ll be able to like and share your favorite Facebook 360 videos from within VR.


Later this month, we’ll release new tools for developers that make it even easier to create more incredible social VR games and apps.

Virtual reality will continue to drive deeper social connections, and we can’t wait to bring it to more people around the world!

– The Oculus Team