With the release of its latest Steam Client Beta, Valve has today released a new VR mode that will allow users to play games on the Oculus RIft virtual reality headset. Currently in beta the version of steam will allow anyone to play games through Steam using the goggles by going through a few simple steps.

Here they are:

The first time you run you may need to do the following:
1) Run Steam in the desktop client without the -vr option
2) Find “SteamVR” under “Tools” in your library. (If you don’t have it installed, install it.)
3) Bring up properties on SteamVR and opt-in to the “Beta Update” beta. Let the update download.
4) Quit the Steam Client again and start it with -vr

After those steps you simply press the Big Picture button to launch the Big Picture + VR mode.

Being a beta, it might take some time for this to become ready to the public, or even work without bugs, but if you are lucky enough to own an Oculus Rift, you should definitely give it a go.

Source: Valve

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