We already know that Steam has quite a selection of virtual reality games, 1,600 to be exact. It seems that Steam is now branching out into the virtual reality video world with the launch of the Steam 360 Video Player. If you have a Steam account, you might want to read on to learn more about this new Steam virtual reality category and how it will work.
Steam 360 Video Player Latest Steam Addition
If you have Steam, you might be excited to learn the news that Steam is getting into the video world with the addition of Steam 360 Video Player. There are already over 1,6000 games that are virtual reality on Steam, but now Steam is getting into the video side of things. Some of the first virtual reality videos hitting the initial wave of Steam 360 Video Player titles include “The Batmersive Experience” and also “The Hunger Games 360.” This is great news if you have a Steam gaming account but also want to get into the virtual reality video experience.
Steam is owned by Valve, and Valve is working with Pixvana out of Seattle, WA, in order to make the Steam 360 Video Player. The Steam 360 Video Player will work with the more high-powered computers out there. YouTube and Facebook both already have 360-degree videos, and Pixvana has the SPIN platform. This platform was created for the Samsung Gear VR and DayDream. Rift VR and Vive VR for computers were also part of why SPIN was created. Another one of the movies you will see in the initial lineup on Steam includes “Alien: Convenant” which is a science-fiction horror movie.
More Details on Steam 360 Video Player
There will also be something called the 360 Production Series, which are films about the Pacific Northwest Ballet and the soccer team the Seattle Sounders. There will be characters from “Halo” in a comedy show called “Red vs Blue.” If you would like to check out the Steam 360 Video Player, you will need to have some specific graphic and audio on your computer. Virtual reality headsets need certain graphics and audio. The basics are usually 4GB RAM, Windows 10 64-bit, and also Nvidia 970 GTX or AMD R9 290 graphics. You will need about all of these specifications or above in order to run the Steam 360 Video Player, even though the product will stream from online services.
If you would like to try out the Steam 360 Video Player, you can do so if you sign up for the Beta. We do not know how long the Beta of Steam 360 Video Player will be going on, but it will likely officially be released for everyone within weeks. If you are not into trying out the Beta, you can wait for the official release to hit here soon. We will try to keep you updated on the progress of the Steam 360 Video Player and the videos that will be coming. It might take a while for there to be more videos added to the Steam 360 Video Player, although the initial lineup is pretty good.