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SteamVR Desktop Theater Testing

Steam announces they are now in early beta testing of SteamVR Desktop Theater Mode, which will you allow you to ogle games with your goggles, even if they do not have inherent virtual reality support. Here's the brief announcement, saying this will be in display this week at the GDC. Word is: "Desktop Theater Mode enables users to play non-VR games with VR systems such as the upcoming HTC VIve and others."
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8. Re: SteamVR Desktop Theater Testing Mar 14, 2016, 02:55 DangerDog
 
HorrorScope wrote on Mar 13, 2016, 21:46:
Are they stating what size the screen will feel like in this mode?

I think this isn't a virtual cinema but a program that renders traditional games into paired stereo screens for VR headsets. The problem is with almost all games you don't have freelook or head tracking separate from your body - it makes for a less than optimal VR experience, also games with huds will probably be difficult to read.

 
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7. Re: SteamVR Desktop Theater Testing Mar 14, 2016, 02:25 Sepharo
 
The theater thing I have on Oculus feels like a theater, the screen is a big screen you'd have in a modern cinema. It's so simplistic but it's actually one of the more immersive things available imo. Just neat sitting there watching what you want and you can turn around in your red cushioned chair and maybe see a person behind you in the audience also watching and the exit signs behind them.  
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6. Re: SteamVR Desktop Theater Testing Mar 13, 2016, 21:46 HorrorScope
 
Are they stating what size the screen will feel like in this mode?  
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5. Re: SteamVR Desktop Theater Testing Mar 13, 2016, 16:43 eRe4s3r
 
HoSpanky wrote on Mar 13, 2016, 16:41:
The Half Elf wrote on Mar 13, 2016, 16:38:
There was a Star Trek Enterprise D tech demo, and also a Voyager demo that was done for one of the headsets, which I would love to play with buut no way am I getting a headset in the next 10 years

ten years? In like, 3, the original Vives will be around $200 used.

In like 2 years generation 2 will be out as well.. fixing all the issues (hopefully)
 
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4. Re: SteamVR Desktop Theater Testing Mar 13, 2016, 16:41 HoSpanky
 
The Half Elf wrote on Mar 13, 2016, 16:38:
There was a Star Trek Enterprise D tech demo, and also a Voyager demo that was done for one of the headsets, which I would love to play with buut no way am I getting a headset in the next 10 years

ten years? In like, 3, the original Vives will be around $200 used.
 
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3. Re: SteamVR Desktop Theater Testing Mar 13, 2016, 16:38 The Half Elf
 
There was a Star Trek Enterprise D tech demo, and also a Voyager demo that was done for one of the headsets, which I would love to play with buut no way am I getting a headset in the next 10 years
 
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2. Re: SteamVR Desktop Theater Testing Mar 13, 2016, 14:18 ZeroPike1
 
And I cannot wait to endlessly update my Steam every day again as they patch this stuff on the fly. Even though I lack a VR system.  
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1. Re: SteamVR Desktop Theater Testing Mar 13, 2016, 12:17 xXStellarDadXx
 
Kewl...cant wait till my HTC Vive shows up at the door...  



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