Oculus Quest introduces 'Couch Mode'

1 min read
27 Feb

Using this additional feature for the Oculus Guardian system, label your real sofa in VR.

For Oculus Quest owners, it's been one hell of a month. Not only did Oculus introduce its standalone headset with official multi-user support and app sharing, but it now appears as if the business has added a feature to the Oculus Guardian system that allows you to keep track of your couch while in VR.

First reported by UploadVR, the software update v26, which should now rolled out on Quest/Quest 2 headsets, includes a new option called "Bring Your Sofa into VR" in the Experimental Features tab. While in PAST through mode, this allows you to mark a real sofa by selecting one end of the sofa with your Touch controller and dragging a second point to the opposite end, creating a blue box that represents your furniture.

Marked couches will appear as normal grey furniture while in Oculus Home and a solid blue box while in-game, according to UploadVR. The headset will ask if you want to switch to "Couch mode" if you go from standing to a sitting position in the middle of the game. Couches, like the customizable boundaries in the room-scale mode, can automatically save to the headset for later use.

On Oculus Quest and Oculus Quest headsets, software update v26 should roll out now, so monitor your Experimental Features tab.

Virtual Reality, Augmented and Artificial Intelligence 2021 specialist Amit Caesar wrote the article.
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