Collaboration Tool Spatial’s Latest Update Adds 40+ Seat Auditorium & Better File Support

2020 has been an important year for remote collaboration tools and cross-platform app Spatial is no different. After a soft launch back in May followed by its official Oculus Quest roll out in September, today the app has introduced several new features to make it more versatile.

The big addition is literally that, a new auditorium environment designed to seat upwards of 40 people; perfect for large presentations such as lectures or conferences. Previously, the apps three locations allowed for 30 attendees in VR with a further 20 via the web.

After that, all the other additions are fine-tuning improvements to make the tool easier to use. For example, Microsoft Office Suite files (2D files: .DOC, .PPT, .XLS) are now supported whilst Google Drive, OneDrive & SharePoint can be integrated to pull files from. If you need to bring 3D models into Spatial it’ll now quickly adjust models to their actual real-life size.

For those on Oculus Quest the hand tracking has been improved so you can teleport to a seat or hotspots in the Quest environments, plus on the controller side there’s now the ability to move objects with the thumbstick.

Here are the rest of the updates: