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SteamVR is coming to Linux and macOS, beta expected "in the next few months"

Steam is bringing its virtual reality platform to Linux and macOS, and it looks like the first preview should be available to those users early next year.

Valve's Joe Ludwig revealed at a developer event that the company is "actively working on support for both OS X [now known as macOS] and Linux and we hope to get support for both of them into a beta in the next few months".

Screenshot of SteamVR running on unknown Linux distro, as shown by Valve's Joe Ludwig

Ludwig added that Valve has been keenly listening to feedback from both users and developers, who have said that they're eager for the company to expand SteamVR availability to other operating systems. However, Valve hasn't yet announced a firm date for when the first beta will be available for SteamVR on Linux and macOS.

Ludwig also emphasized that Valve is firmly committed to ensuring that VR is open to innovation, and wider availability of SteamVR is an important step in sticking to that commitment.

Source: Road to VR via SlashGear

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