This Spring, Microsoft is planning to roll out an replace to Windows which is able to deliver various enhancements to Windows VR headsets, together with higher efficiency when used to play SteamVR content material and through typical use, and a brand new atmosphere for customers to decide on as their dwelling house.

Available now for many who wish to run Windows Insider Preview Build 17115 (obtainable to the ‘Fast Ring’), an replace that’s deliberate to roll out broadly this Spring provides a collection of enhancements to the Windows VR expertise, Microsoft detailed in the present day on its weblog.

Alongside the unique ‘Cliff House’, customers will have the ability to select a brand new ‘Skyloft’ atmosphere as their dwelling house when first placing on the headset. A single screenshot shared so far (seen heading this article) isn’t terribly endearing, trying moderately tough across the edges. Granted, the unique Cliff House atmosphere seems first rate sufficient, so hopefully the brand new atmosphere will look higher within the flesh.

More thrilling for many who are primarily utilizing their Windows VR headset for gaming, Microsoft says the replace “considerably” reduces the quantity of video RAM used when enjoying video games by way of SteamVR. Back in November, Microsoft made obtainable a SteamVR integration permitting Windows VR headsets to play SteamVR content material.

As for the bottom Windows VR expertise, the corporate says the video preview window (proven on the desktop monitor whilst you’re in VR) will see higher efficiency than earlier than. A brand new shortcut makes it fast and straightforward to take screenshots (maintain the Windows button after which pull the set off). The setup expertise now provides extra element about occasional compatibility points with USB 3.0 controllers and graphics playing cards, the corporate says, and the replace will additional deliver “many extra enhancements that the staff has been arduous at work on.”

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If you need preview the replace you possibly can be part of the Windows Insider program and hop within the ‘Fast Ring’ to get Build 17115. Otherwise you’ll get the replace when it launches broadly by way of Windows Update as ordinary, due out someday this Spring.

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