In a 2019 Yr in Assessment put up, Valve detailed an summary of SteamVR enhancements within the final 12 months and introduced that the staff is engaged on SteamVR 2.zero, with an eye fixed on a launch throughout this 12 months.
Within the ‘Wanting Forward to 2020’ part of the put up, Valve wrote, “The staff is tough at work on SteamVR 2.zero, which can function a lot of buyer expertise enhancements.” No additional particulars got on the what particular enhancements the replace would possibly embrace, nevertheless, we reached out to Valve for remark and can replace the put up if we obtain a response.
Valve additionally said that they’re trying to broaden the Steam PC Cafe Program, which helps VR arcades and launched in beta in 2019. The staff is engaged on increasing the platform to additionally help colleges and libraries.
With reference to SteamVR enhancements in 2019, Valve highlighted the launch of their very own headset, the Valve Index, whereas additionally noting that SteamVR supported virtually two-dozen totally different headsets in 2019. SteamVR obtained over 100 beta updates final 12 months, which Valve famous was largely “a 12 months of stability fixes” for the platform.
It’s going to be a giant 12 months for Valve’s VR efforts — not solely can we now have affirmation that the staff engaged on SteamVR 2.zero, however the even larger launch is Valve’s flagship VR recreation, Half-Life: Alyx. Valve famous of their put up that the staff is “pushing in the direction of a March 2020 launch,” after the sport’s reveal in November final 12 months.
There’s additionally a bunch of SteamVR and Valve Index video games scheduled for launch this 12 months that we’re trying ahead to taking part in, which you’ll be able to examine right here.