SteamVR Update Improves Tracking Performance for Oculus Quest



A SteamVR beta replace right now improved monitoring when used with Oculus Quest by way of Oculus Hyperlink.

Oculus Hyperlink permits Quest for use similar to a PC VR headset. Whereas this makes it straightforward to play Oculus PC video games, it additionally permits Quest for use seamlessly with SteamVR.

Launched in beta right now, model 1.10.31 of SteamVR makes changes to monitoring prediction when Quest is used with SteamVR. Particularly, Valve says the adjustment reduces positional latency, which implies that gamers ought to see much less latency when shifting their head by way of area (versus merely rotating in place). Rotational latency, it appears, continues to work as anticipated.

The patch notes for the replace say the advance was made by “fixing prediction.” Predicting the motion of the headset is essential to decreasing obvious latency in VR, but when the prediction is off it will possibly make issues really feel even worse. SteamVR might have been making use of Rift-like prediction to Quest, however because the rendering pipeline for Quest on Oculus Hyperlink is sort of completely different, this may increasingly not have been as correct because it might have been.

SteamVR customers can entry this beta replace right now by right-clicking on SteamVR of their Steam Library, choosing the ‘Betas’ tab, and selecting ‘SteamVR Beta Replace’ within the drop-down listing. Except any main bugs are found, the replace will ultimately roll out to the principle department of SteamVR which is able to robotically be deployed to all customers.

Valve has been steadily updating SteamVR recently, together with the discharge of a brand new and improved VR dashboard earlier this month.