Oculus announced during its Oculus Connect 4 event today that Rift Core 2.0, the new built-in software user-interface programs for the company’s virtual reality hardware, will go into beta in December.
Rift Core 2.0 includes a revamped Home and Dash. Home is now a customizable 3D space that you can decorate (which is giving me flashbacks to the ill-fated PlayStation Home). It makes your Home experience more, well, homey. You can even launch apps by inserting cartridges into a retro-style game console.
Dash is the new interface that you can access while in apps. It includes a task bar, friends list, and notifications. Oculus designed it to work with its Touch controllers.