4 August 2021
SteamVR will now support the OpenXR standard

SteamVR will now support the OpenXR standard


SteamVR will now support OpenXR, the feature that allows developers to build cross-platform applications. SteamVR’s latest update for Windows is the standard that aims to make cross-platform AR and VR applications more common. OpenXR official support for.

Developers get easier thanks to new support

Khronos Grouplaunched the OpenXR specification in 2019 to provide developers with a way to create the only app across brands that can run on a variety of devices without having to build specific versions for each. Valve, last year OpenXR APIannounced the transition plans to and at the same time SteamVR Betaalso provided support.

RoadtoVRAdding support for a specific standard to SteamVR is a big step forward, according to. Coming support for the platform that supports a variety of PC compatible VR headsets, It is thought that the developers can reach a wider audience without having to create more applications.

Also, SteamVR It is stated that OpenXR applications made for the company can be used in other platforms that support the specification.

Right now, OpenXR The list of compatible platforms and devices is as follows;

  • Oculus Quest
  • Oculus Quest 2
  • Microsoft HoloLens 2,
  • Windows Mixed Reality headphones
  • LIVE Cosmos

Note that in addition to OpenXR support, the latest Steam update also adds new settings that give users more control over motion smoothing, automatic throttling, and predictive behavior.


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