BigScreen is hitting the Oculus Home store with a big update today, delivering on the promise to bring a completely cross-platform LAN party experience to virtual reality.
Using BigScreen, up to four users can share a virtual space, broadcasting desktop video and audio to create the illusion of an old-fashioned LAN party, with each player being represented by a disembodied head.
When BigScreen launched earlier this year, users were all represented in the virtual space as floating, featureless white heads, but today s update changes all of that.
With the latest update, users can customize their avatars with new hairstyles, skin colors, eye colors, and accessories like glasses or VR goggles, alongside eye and mouth tracking to allow users to tell each other apart more easily, according to Engadget.
Everyone s still a disembodied head, and even when using the HTC Vive s motion controllers, users hands are invisible.
Still, today s update is a big improvement, providing a much more interactive experience for users of the VR LAN party software.