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Oculus now letting developers sell Rift games in other digital stores

With the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset now beginning to ship out to the first pre-order customers, Oculus is updating its SDK for developers so they can build apps and games for the new hardware. At the same time, the company is also allowing those developers to sell their games made for the Oculus Rift outside its own digital store.

In a blog post, Oculus stated:

"As a developer, you don't have to be in the Oculus Store — you can sell outside, and when you do that you can you use your own IAP if you prefer, and we don't take a cut. You can also request keys (royalty free) to sell your Oculus PC app on other stores, while making it available to the community through the Oculus platform."

Oculus also said that the consumer version of the Rift can also be turned into a development kit. The previous hardware dev kit can still be used until the end of 2016. It added:

We're also releasing the Oculus Platform SDK 1.0, which lets you add features like leaderboards, multiplayer matchmaking, and peer-to-peer networking to your games and apps.

New orders for the Oculus Rift are being taken right now for $599, but they won't be shipped until sometime in July.

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  • Where's the BoA app? It's march 28th..
  • Waaaay Off topic, make sense for a build announcement. You should know by now to use the forum blog post or relevant article :).
  • BoA app for VR? Good idea for the super wealthy
  • Stop spamming every article.
  • If you need it so badly go to the bank itself.....
  • That means more VR apps in the Windows 10 store
  • Good to hear that oculus devs can sell royalty free outside of the oculus store. The ability to turn the consumer ed to a dev kit is also a welcome addition especially given how much your going to spend in the grand scheme things.
  • Thus, Microsoft and third Party developers are able to sell in the Windows Store? Do I get this right?