“Windows is the dominant force for those wanting to indulge in some VR gaming fun right now. The OS is supported by various HMDs, quality VR entertainment and games titles, and the muscle of systems makers such as Dell, MSI, and several more pushing VR adoption,” Mark Tyson reports for HEXUS. “However, Valve will encourage wider OS support by bringing a SteamVR beta to Linux and Mac OSX [sic macOS] computers ‘in the next few months.'”
“Many SteamVR experiences currently available use Microsoft’s DirectX APIs so even when SteamVR does come to support Linux and OSX they won’t be trivial to port over, even if there is a will to do so,” Tyson reports. “Perhaps, we hope, the knowledge of SteamVR prepping to support Linux and OSX [sic] will encourage software developers to use the Vulkan API to gain a wider audience.”
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MacDailyNews Take: We’d like to see a new Mac Pro in the next few months.