Valve has released a SteamVR Desktop Theater Mode that will allow you to play any of your existing Steam games in VR, using a virtual reality headset – the HTC ViveV. Now you might be thinking there’s no use of such a feature if the game doesn’t support VR. You’d be wrong. The Desktop Theater Mode creates a virtual location for you to play your non-VR games within, projecting the game onto a wide screen.
This small new feature makes a big impact. This mode has a lot of potentials to advance the utilization of a VR headset. It’s not only the capacity to play games on a huge virtual screen, yet the room plan itself. Changing the theme on your Xbox One or PS4 is quite famous, yet this mode lets you change the look of a whole room as well. You can setup your own particular gaming lair that just exists in virtual space which is really cool!
This mode was announced last month and its beta version was released a few weeks ago. The HTC Vive owners will automatically be asked whether they would like to launch their games in “Theater Mode.”
What’s more, it appears that HTC’s accomplice, Valve, isn’t done yet with the new feature, either. In a video teased recently, a game in ‘Dota 2’ shows off an intuitive spectator’s theater, finished with life-sized variants of the saints in every group, an ongoing guide, and interactive details.