Valve Announces SteamVR Desktop Theater Mode Beta Enabling VR Experiences In Non-VR Games
In the nearly twenty years the company has been in existence, Valve has proven itself to be a master in several key gaming categories. First, it has managed to craft not one, but multiple hit series; the most prominent titles being Half-Life, Team Fortress, and Portal. It's hard not to appreciate the company's spectacular foresight, either. They seem to have a knack for knowing what's going to hit big. Look no further than Dota 2 for proof of that. Beyond that, Valve has also proven itself to be great at the whole gaming platform thing, with Steam becoming the de facto spot for gamers to play, share and get access to top titles.
That's all fine and dandy, but on the press side of things, there's something else Valve has become a master at: sending out emails with just enough information to perk up ears and that's about it. Succinctness is the name of Valve's game here, and in advance of next week's Game Developers Conference, the company has done it again with this super short gem:
SteamVR Desktop Theater Mode is in early beta, and will be showcased at next week's Game Developer Conference in San Francisco. Desktop Theater Mode enables users to play non-VR games with VR systems such as the upcoming HTC Vive and others.
The HotHardware staff will be on hand at GDC next week to check out Valve's new technology first hand and report back. In the meantime, what do you think this solution is going to look like? And for that matter, do you have any VR experiences you want to see become a reality?