SteamVR Update Adds Auto-Resolution And Per-App Settings

by David Jagneaux • April 4th, 2018

Today, the official release branch of SteamVR got a new update that brings over a handful of features from the beta branch and introduces a slew of other smaller fixes. Most notably, today’s update includes an auto resolution feature and the ability to assign per-application settings.

The auto-resolution feature might sound familiar and that’s because it was first introduced in the beta branch last month but is now available more widely. According to the update, this feature will optimize the SteamVR experience visually and let users get the best experience possible by custom-tuning app resolution so that it performs most optimally based on GPU and the selected VR headset. More details here.

And the other major feature for today’s update lets users customize their experiences for each individual application, such as resolution adjustment. For example, this means that each time you load up an app, like a game, you can have your version of SteamVR pick the same resolution each time depending on the headset and PC you’re using. This is useful because you might want to change your resolution depending on how demanding the game or app is. More details on that here.

As usual, the update also includes a litany of bug fixes, SteamVR controls and crash fixes, and a handful of other features. You can find the full list here. Let us know what you think of this update down in the comments below!

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