Latest SteamVR Beta Update Brings Improvements to Desktop Game Theater, and More
Today, Valve updated the SteamVR with a number of changes to its features. The full-featured, 360° VR platform, which is still in beta testing phase, has received a varied amount of improvements to its Desktop Game Theater, Keyboard and Dashboard functions.
If you don’t know, Desktop Game Theate is a mode that allows users to play all video games in VR via virtual theatre screen. First things first, the update improves the visual quality of the screen, and add gaze-based controls to change the size and shape of the screen. This gaze-based control is designed to recenter the screen after a 3-second delay, as well as reposition it relative to the headset center.
Further, a bug that sometimes caused visual choppiness is also fixed now.
As for the keyboard support, it’s also been fixed to correctly follow your desktop PC’s locale setting, while the Dashboard is updated with more settings to customise play area, colour and opacity.
Right now, SteamVR offers support for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, though Valve hasn’t denied the possibility to allow more head-mounted displays (HMDs) to be added to the selection.