Valve Shipped SteamVR 2.0 in Beta

This is the first major step toward bringing what's new on the Steam platform into VR.

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Valve has been working on VR initiatives for quite some time, and today is the day of a new advancement in the area as the company has suddenly launched SteamVR 2.0 in beta.

Valve sees it as "the first major step toward our goal of bringing all of what's new on the Steam platform into VR."

The beta users will notice a new UI with some added features:

  • Most of the current features of Steam and Steam Deck are now part of SteamVR
  • Updated keyboard with support for new languages, emojis, and themes
  • Integration of Steam Chat and Voice Chat
  • Improved Store that puts new and popular VR releases front and center

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Other changes include the ability to interact with floating overlay windows while the dashboard is hidden, increased system layer resolution limit, transition to the Steam Linux Runtime 3.0, and more.

"This is just the beginning of SteamVR 2.0’s journey, and we’ll have more to share in the coming weeks and months as we collect feedback and work on the features mentioned above. This beta will give us a chance to work out the kinks as more and more people try it out. As with all betas, this means SteamVR 2.0 will get better and better as we prepare it for its eventual full public launch."

The announcement comes soon after the certification for Valve's mysterious wireless device was published on the Korean Radio Research Agency website, fueling rumors of a new VR headset once again.

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