Today we are excited to announce SteamVR compatibility with Windows Mixed Reality. We have been working closely with Microsoft to make this happen and believe this is a big step in growing VR as an open platform for developers and consumers. Now players can use any supported SteamVR content, purchased on Steam or elsewhere, with Windows Mixed Reality headsets on PCs above the minimum recommended specifications.
A Note from Microsoft on SteamVR Hardware Recommendations:
PC requirements vary for available apps & content on Steam. Please see the minimum requirements per title. Additionally we've found that running SteamVR on a PC with a GTX 1070 video card (or equivalent) and an Intel Core i7 processor on the latest version of Windows works well with a broad range of SteamVR applications.
If your PC does not meet these specs you won't be blocked from running Windows Mixed Reality for SteamVR however this may impact the performance and quality of the overall experience.”
Getting Started Setting up SteamVR with your Windows Mixed Reality headset is simple. Once your headset is installed, you'll just need three things: a Steam account, SteamVR, and the Windows Mixed Reality driver. For more details on setting up SteamVR with Windows Mixed Reality, visit this guide.
Once set up, refer to the quick guide below to learn how to navigate SteamVR with your Windows Mixed Reality controllers.
Update: The diagram above has been updated to clarify usage of the Trackpads and Thumbsticks on Windows Mixed Reality controllers. Content developers have access to both and can update their content to use either or both the Trackpad and Thumbstick. Currently most content on SteamVR has been designed to look for Trackpads, which is why they are utilized by default.
Developers: the thumbstick state can be accessed at axis 2.