First Contact is designed to help Oculus Touch users get familiar with the system. The app places users into an ‘80s retro sci-fi style experience, with a robot that shows you how to interact with the virtual world using the Touch controllers.
Players in the virtual world of First Contact can fire toy guns, make objects float around and 3D print holographic butterflies, all to help familiarise themselves with Oculus Touch.
Oculus has also launched Asynchronous Spacewarp, its new VR development technique. This technique creates a synthetic image frame of the headset inside VR experiences and then displays it every other frame, meaning VR titles can run at up to half the rate, but still deliver an experience that is almost as good as the native 90hz rendering. For a more in-depth breakdown of how this software works, you can check out our previous article here.