Oculus Quest 2 guardian is set to get way more useful

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The Oculus Quest 2 VR headset’s parental limit system is already pretty strong, but it’s set to receive a significant improvement soon.

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A new feature called ‘Space Sense’, spotted by twitter user basti564 (Via VR upload), shows that the Guardian, designed to show players the edge of their safe playspace while wearing a VR headset, will soon be smart enough to show people, pets, and other objects that enter a roomscale playspace which may cause accidents.

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As shown in the video, entrants to the playspace appear with a pink, ghostly outline, warning you to get out of their way.


Videos and Feature Quest v32 remain hidden in the firmware, though can be accessed through command line settings. However, although the menu is accessible, this feature does not work even if the hidden menu is switched on.

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The text that accompanies the feature in the UI is as follows:

“Enable Space Sense to see the outlines of people and things inside your roomscale range. Being aware of what’s around you while in VR helps keep you and others safe.

“You can see the outline from up to 9 feet away, as long as it’s still within range of you and directly in front of your headset. You can turn this feature off at any time in Settings.”

Analysis: AR ambitions and useful upgrades

There’s been a lot of talk lately about Oculus’ forays into the world of augmented reality applications. This naturally leads people to think of augmented reality games and apps where the real world and the digital world merge, just as they do in mobile software like the mega-popular Pokémon Go.

But what is probably more interesting and useful, use cases like this. It’s not just a matter of revealing the dinosaurs in your living room via the Oculus Quest headset (though that would be cool too), but an improvement over the device’s existing functionality.

Just as Oculus recently added the ability to see some keyboards in VR (like the Logitech K830), this Space Sense update improves the overall VR experience by reducing some of the friction of interacting with both the real and digital worlds at the same time. makes. As the rise of virtual reality begins to move toward the mainstream, it’s thoughtful touches like Space Sense that will make it all the more appealing to first timers. We can’t wait to see it roll out to all users.

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