The SteamVR 2.0 beta version has been released, marking a significant milestone in the effort to bring the latest features of the Steam platform to virtual reality (VR). This beta version introduces a new user interface with a range of exciting additions. Notably, most features of Steam and Steam Deck are now integrated into SteamVR, offering a seamless user experience. The updated keyboard now supports new languages, emojis, and themes, while the integration of Steam Chat and Voice Chat enhances communication capabilities. Furthermore, the improved Store prominently showcases new and popular VR releases.
However, this is just the beginning of SteamVR 2.0’s development journey. In the upcoming weeks and months, the team plans to gather feedback and work on the aforementioned features to provide an even better experience. The beta version aims to identify and resolve any issues as more users test it out. As with all betas, SteamVR 2.0 will continue to improve before its eventual full public launch.
To experience the new UI, users must opt in to both SteamVR Beta and the Steam Client Beta. The SteamVR team encourages enthusiasts to provide feedback during this testing phase to contribute to the refinement of the platform. Overall, SteamVR 2.0 represents an important step forward in making the Steam platform more accessible and engaging through virtual reality technology.