SteamVR for Windows Mixed Reality leaves early access

HP WMR and SteamVR
HP WMR and SteamVR (Image credit: Windows Central)

Along with all of the goodies packed in the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, SteamVR is leaving early access for Windows Mixed Reality (WMR) headsets. Steam announced the news this week, coming five months after SteamVR initially entered into preview for WMR headsets.

Over the course of the preview period, Steam says that it managed to ship 10 updates for all users and 24 for beta users. As a result, performance and stability have greatly improved, while the motion controllers have received haptic feedback and more. Microsoft also boasts that it's now easier to take photos while in mixed reality environments by holding the Windows button and tapping the trigger.

As for content, you'll now find that 422 games in the Steam Store officially support Windows Mixed Reality. The Microsoft Store already boasts a number of major titles, but having access to SteamVR opens up a far greater breadth of content.

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"We wanted to take this opportunity to say a huge THANK YOU to the members of our community who have given us great feedback to help make SteamVR a better experience for Windows Mixed Reality," the SteamVR said. "We will continue to release regular updates with new fixes and features, and you will still find us here in the discussion forums."

Windows Mixed Reality launched alongside the Fall Creators Update last October. A number of hardware partners – including Lenovo, Samsung, HP and Acer – have released their own headsets, harnessing the platform for mixed reality and virtual reality experiences built directly into Windows 10.

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