To promote Windows 10 as the ideal platform for virtual reality fans, Microsoft has announced a partnership with Valve that should greatly increase the content available in its operating system.
Valve has been working for some time on Steam VR, a platform that is compatible with Oculus Rift and HTC Vive and allows you to play several Steam titles in virtual reality. The partnership with Microsoft will also bring these games to VR devices running Windows 10.
In the coming months, US stores are set to begin receiving the first mixed-mode headsets with Windows 10, such as an Acer display that will sell for $ 299. Adding Valve’s VR content makes the device more attractive.
For Valve is also a great deal as it increases the number of devices compatible with its platform, which draws potential consumers to the games available on Steam VR. In addition, Microsoft’s strategy involves bringing virtual reality to more modest PCs, rather than limiting them to powerful computers like Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.