From today, Steam offers a new category in virtual reality specific to OSVR. We can now filter and check the availability of games according to their compatibility with this virtual reality standard.
Good news for Open Source Virtual Reality, since the most popular video game store among PC users already has the OSVR category, which will make it easier for us to search for games that include native support. From this moment, in addition to the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift logo, a new one will appear indicating if the particular application has support for OSVR.
Recall that the latest version of the HDK is 2.0, which has the same screen resolution and refresh rate as HTC Vive and Oculus Rift (2160×1200 at 90 Hz) for a price of $ 399.99, although it lacks motion controllers and we would have to use third-party hardware, such as a Razer Hydra or Leap Motion, to be able to access SteamVR-compatible content as if it were an HTC Vive. At the moment it is difficult to recommend one of these kits despite being cheaper than Oculus and HTC, since at the level of software and ease of installation it is still greener (although it has improved a lot with the latest updates), but there are many companies supporting this open source initiative and we hope that it can be relevant for end consumers (and not just hackers, as at present) in the future. The arrival on Steam is a very important step to achieve that goal.