SteamVR Home Beta Adds Social Features In Major Update

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SteamVR is an essential platform for virtual reality and,
starting today, exploring it is about to get a whole lot
better.

In a community post published today,
Valve Software is announcing a major update that will vastly
improve the way users can interact with VR content and friends.
SteamVR Home is the name of a new beta program that
will bring a wealth of new options to users including
new environments, avatars and social capabilities.


According to Valve:

“Today we are updating SteamVR with a new home experience
that is richer, more interactive, and more social than the
existing launch area. SteamVR Home is currently in beta and
will appear for everyone who opts in to SteamVR Beta…

We’ve also heard loud and clear that creators want the
ability to make more detailed home environments, with sound,
animation, interaction, and social elements. All of these
features and more are now available with the new SteamVR Home
update.”

Environments are the first thing getting a major makeover in
SteamVR Home. The sterile background and basic menus of the
previous iteration will be replaced by spaces that “can
now be higher resolution and support animation, sound, games,
and interactivity.”

New environments can be made by users inside the SteamVR
Workshop.


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