Valve has newly applied 'VR' related notation in Steam Store's game support specifications. The title, which can only be played by VR, is labeled 'VR-only', and when providing a separate VR mode, it is indicated as 'VR support'. This makes it easy to distinguish between games that cannot be played without VR headsets and games that can be played without VR.
In the conventional steam page, only the types of VR headsets and the range of play zones were listed. Recently, all the previously provided VR-related information has been deleted, and only two information has been exposed: VR support and tracking controller support.
It seems to be to make it easier to judge whether each game is 'supporting VR', not which VR device you can play.
Meanwhile, it is much harder than before to check whether the VR headset he owns works normally in each VR game. Users who use the first-generation VR headsets, such as HTC Vibe and Oculus Rift, have to find out if the new VR game also responds to the previous generation's VR headsets.
Some of the changes that can be inconvenient enough for some people, or most of the users who play VR games in the steam have been found to use the Meta Quest 2 headsets, so there is no need to divide the details. It is assumed to be. As of December 2022, the steam VR hardware distribution has 41.12%of Metaquest 2 headsets, 17.52%of valve indexes, and 13.37%and 7.02%for Oculus Lift S and HTC Vibe, respectively.
It is necessary to keep watching whether the valve will continue to maintain the current specification notation information in the future and re-apply the VR headset information label that corresponds to as before.
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