Windows Mixed Reality headsets will get SteamVR this month

By: Carmen Stan
2 minute read

Until now, only developers had access to SteamVR games on Windows Mixed Reality. Fortunately, it looks like this feature is set to roll out to all users by the end of this month. The happy event will probably star around November 15.

The availability of Steam’s extensive library of VR titles is a crucial crutch to the early viability of the Windows Mixed Reality platform.

Access to SteamVR games on all Windows Mixed Reality devices

It seems that this cool feature would have users go through a SteamVR bridge or portal application and end up in the usual SteamVR home. From there, users will be able to select from the full library of SteamVR apps.

On the other hand, besides the apps that work flawlessly, there are also some that don’t work as they should.

A big step in growing VR as an open platform

Windows Mixed Reality headsets

At the moment when this feature was announced, Joe Ludwig from Valve said that teaming up with Microsoft to include Steam VR compatibility with such devices was a huge step in growing VR as an open platform for both consumers and developers.

By having a broader range of hardware options available from leading PC manufacturers, the whole Steam community would also have increased choices to experience the fantastic potential that comes along VR.

Customers should be able to enjoy the feature by holidays

Microsoft also promised customers that they would be able to enjoy the new feature by the holiday although it’s still notable in preview mode.

The company didn’t reveal any numbers until now, so we don’t have a clear idea on how the Windows Mixed Reality platform will do.

On the other hand, expanding the library of apps this much seems like a legit step in the right direction.

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