Windows Mixed Reality for SteamVR Exits Early Access

Windows Mixed Reality for SteamVR Exits Early Access

Lenovo Windows Mixed Reality headset

With the release yesterday of the Windows 10 April 2018 update there have been a number improvements for Windows Mixed Reality users. One of the main changes is SteamVR is out of Early Access (a type of beta). The updated version of SteamVR includes performance improvements, haptic feedback for the motion controller and official support for 422 games.

StreamVR is an important part of Windows Mixed Reality due the vast range of games and apps (like Google Earth for Windows Mixed Reality)

Details from Steam:

With today’s release of the Windows 10 April 2018 update[blogs.windows.com], we are pleased to announce that Windows Mixed Reality for Steam®VR is coming out of “early access”!

This announcement recognizes the continued improvements over the last five months coupled with the new fixes and features in the Windows 10 April 2018 update that released today. Since we first made SteamVR available to all users in November, we have released 10 updates to all users and 24 to Beta users. Those updates have resulted in significantly improved performance and stability, added haptic feedback for motion controllers, and improved how motion controllers appear in SteamVR. On top of that, 422 games in the Steam Store now officially declare support for Windows Mixed Reality.

We wanted to take this opportunity to say a huge THANK YOU to the members of our community who have given us great feedback to help make SteamVR a better experience for Windows Mixed Reality. It’s important to clarify that today’s announcement doesn’t change anything about our ongoing commitment to our SteamVR experience and our community. We will continue to release regular updates with new fixes and features, and you will still find us here in the discussion forums. We aren’t going anywhere. In particular, we’ve heard the community’s requests for more customizable input and the ability to launch from the Cliff House. We’re investigating solutions and look forward to sharing more details soon!

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