(This trailer features SteamVR using the HTC Vive, as I couldn’t find a Windows Mixed Reality trailer.)
Microsoft has finally released SteamVR for Windows Mixed Reality (officially confusingly called Windows Mixed Reality for SteamVR ) out of Early Access on Steam. So if you’ve got a Windows Mixed Reality VR HMD it’s highly recommended that you download it, if you haven’t been using the beta version already, as it will give you access to hundreds more VR games and experiences! Please note that although most SteamVR games should work only the ones marked as officially compatible with Windows Mixed Reality (look for the smiley faced Windows Mixed Reality logo on games’ Steam pages) are guaranteed to work 100%. Also there may be a few that are virtually unplayable due to the way Windows Mixed Reality motion controllers currently work, such as Sports Bar VR.
You can read more about the latest Windows Mixed Reality for SteamVR update below:
Windows Mixed Reality for SteamVR Exits Early Access
1 May – Jonathan
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!
We encourage everyone to install the Windows 10 April 2018 update. It begins rolling out on May 8th, but you can follow this blog post to get it today[blogs.windows.com].
Have you got a Windows Mixed Reality VR HMD and if so have you been playing SteamVR games already or were you waiting until the SteamVR app was out of Early Access? Let us know in the comments below.