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Developer
Valve Corporation
Engine

Platforms
MS Windows
OS X
Linux
Peripherals

Release date
January 14, 2014
Genre
Game launcher
Mode

Gameplay


Goal


Controls


Development

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/SteamClientBeta/announcements/detail/1783723866286216693

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/SteamClientBeta#announcements/detail/1679028562739589702
Virtual Reality Mode
Added support for VR mode on Linux
Added support for VR mode on OSX

http://steamcommunity.com/games/250820/announcements/detail/179336229464518511
Added support for Rift Dev Kit 2 HMDs. Positional tracking is supported on Windows and OSX.
Positional Tracking on the DK2 does not work on Linux
Only “Extend Desktop” mode is supported.

July 2, 2014
http://store.steampowered.com/news/13768/
Added support for VR mode on Linux
Added support for VR mode on OSX

April 14, 2015
http://steamcommunity.com/games/250820/announcements/detail/154588347650482167
Added direct mode rendering support for Oculus devices (only applies to apps using the compositor)

Media

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgP7dei0hzc

In the media

http://uk.ign.com/articles/2014/01/14/oculus-rift-valve-launches-steamvr-beta
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-01-14-valve-launches-steamvr-beta-for-oculus-rift
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/01/valves-experimental-steamvr-brings-games-to-head-mounted-displays/
http://www.pcgamer.com/2014/01/14/valve-launch-steam-vr-beta-ahead-of-their-dev-days-event/
http://www.techradar.com/news/gaming/valve-gets-cosier-with-oculus-rift-as-it-launches-steamvr-1214937
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/valve-software-steam-vr-steamvr,25748.html
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/01/14/steamvr-beta-launches-just-ahead-of-valve-developer-conference/
http://www.roadtovr.com/steamvr-beta-valve-oculus-rift-steam-dev-days/
http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/27eeqi/steam_client_beta_added_support_for_vr_mode_on/
http://www.roadtovr.com/valve-steamvr-mac-linux-best-vr-web-browser-video/
http://www.roadtovr.com/steamvr-beta-update-brings-lighthouse-support-and-vr-tracking-app/

Relevant forum threads

http://steamcommunity.com/app/250820/discussions/0/630802344730488459
http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/1v54l0/steam_beta_was_just_updated_with_a_new_vr/
https://developer.oculusvr.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=5915
https://developer.oculusvr.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=5916
https://developer.oculusvr.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=12550
https://developer.oculusvr.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=12821
http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/2e3prt/steamvr_patched/
http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/2e6ai5/steam_vr_is_pretty_good_for_watching_youtube/
http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/2gsoyo/steamvr_beta_update_091814/

http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/2wxeeq/valve_announces_steamvr_dev_kit/
http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/2wxbl1/demo_an_unannounced_steam_vr_hardware_system_at/
http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/2wxdie/valve_to_show_vr_hardware_at_gdc_next_week/
http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/2wy5vg/evidence_valve_is_announcing_an_hmd_at_gdc/
http://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/2x2k8b/i_read_that_this_url_was_commented_out_in_a_steam/

External links

Official website
http://store.steampowered.com/universe