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SteamVR Update Adds Oculus DK2 Support

Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) owners have enjoyed the ability to log into Valve’s Steam service in VR for a while now. Users are able to explore Steam using the Oculus Rift, which appears with an optimised interface. This week sees the company provide an update to that service, adding support for the latest iteration of the Oculus Rift, the second development kit (DK2).


As a changelog for the update notes, the DK2 support brings with it positional tracking for SteamVR in both Windows and Mac versions of the software, although it won’t work with the Linux edition. This allows users to move their head around in an experience based on real-world movements tracked by a user-facing camera. Also included in the update are a number of fixes to do with the software’s vrserver.

Of course, this doesn’t mean that all titles in Steam are available in VR. Those that want to find Oculus Rift compatible videogames through the service are better off searching through the Steam VR Support tag. VRFocus will continue to follow any and all VR news going forward, reporting back with all the latest updates.

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