Valve has published the long-awaited version 2.0 of SteamVR.
The update revamps the Steam store experience in VR, as part of “an ongoing effort to better unify the Steam ecosystem for all users, offering a more consistent experience across devices.”
The company led by Gabe Newell announced that it was working on SteamVR 2.0 in 2019, but it wasn’t until last month that users began to be able to use it as part of a short beta to look for bugs before the final release.
That official launch came today, with a new design for the VR store that makes it easier to find new and popular virtual reality titles, with new features first introduced in Big Picture’s redesign of the Steam Deck.
SteamVR 2.0 also has Steam Chat and Voice Chat integration, simplified access to notifications, an updated keyboard with emoji support, dual-cursor typing, themes, and new languages.
According to Valve, the launch of SteamVR 2.0 will also allow new Steam features to be added “faster and more frequently” from now on.
You can find a more detailed description of all the new features in SteamVR 2.0 in Valve’s patch notes.