After the poor results for many users of version 1.11 of the Oculus software, the company has decided to accelerate the creation of a voluntary beta program for future versions.
Nate Mitchell, taking the opportunity to comment again on the current tracking problems in the Oculus forums, has indicated that they have been considering the possibility of launching a preview program for some time, so that users who wish can try the software updates before their public release. This would make it possible to test many more configurations than Oculus itself has in its laboratories, which could help to hunt and correct bugs before the official launch. According to Mitchell, they have been wanting to launch this program for some time, but the bad results of the latest updates could accelerate its arrival, and he says that more information about it will be available in the coming weeks.
As for the status of the tracking, it comes to say more or less the same thing that Brendan Iribe said a couple of days ago on Reddit: that they are still working on version 1.12 for its release in February (no specific date yet) and that this time a much more exhaustive quality control is being carried out to ensure that nothing has escaped them. The objective is to solve the problems introduced with the current version without affecting the improvements they managed to implement (improvements that many users are still looking for). Before the release of this version there will be a small hotfix that fixes certain matchmaking problems in the Oculus Home applications.