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Current status of VR on macOS?

Discussion in 'VR on macOS Preview' started by HonorableDaniel, May 27, 2020.

  1. HonorableDaniel

    HonorableDaniel

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    What is the current status of VR on macOS Catalina? Is it still supported? If so, which headsets are required?
     
  2. aetfi

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    Doesn't seem there's much activity on that front https://www.engadget.com/valve-cancels-steamvr-support-macos-162443682.html

    Nothing has changed for Unity itself though, Metal still supports stereo rendering (though it looks instancing support is not currently enabled, this was originally a limitation within Metal itself that has gotten fixed since) and 3rd parties like Valve could extend Unity XR plugin to support Mac too, the old built-in XR support is being removed in 2020.2. The XR industry is (still) moving so fast that just offloading the main integration into a separate plugin makes sense.
     
  3. HonorableDaniel

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    Ok, thanks for the clarification.
     
  4. HonorableDaniel

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    Is it possible to bypass the SteamVR plugin and make it work?
     
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