Are you a developer with questions about VR development on the Steam Platform? Click one of the links or scroll down for answers to some of the most commonly asked questions:
To share your VR experience on Steam, you’ll need to first enroll as a Steamworks developer. To kick off that process, please create your partner profile and gain access to our SDK.
You can then use Steam Direct to purchase an appID* and prepare your title for launch on the Steam Store.
*The $100 appID purchase fee is recoupable
Use the OpenVR SDK to target SteamVR. The OpenVR SDK provides greater integration to the SteamVR platform and its tools for the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and other OpenVR headsets. In addition, you can use the Steamworks SDK to integrate Steam features such as matchmaking, Steam wallet, achievements and many other Steam features.
Grab your headset and join the SteamVR Developer Hardware discussions.
Once you’ve joined us as a Steamworks developer, join the Steamworks Development discussions to talk shop about Steam distribution and the Steamworks SDK.
To configure an app with VR support, navigate to the Installation/General section of the Steamworks site.
You will need to change your Launch Options to one of the three types below:
Picking one of these three options will cause the app to appear in the user’s Library under SteamVR. It will either present the launch option to the user or it will be applied automatically at the appropriate times.
On the Basic Info tab in the Supported Features section, Select VR Support to indicate your title supports VR in the Steam Store. Once checked, a handy link to the additional Steamworks settings will appear. In that area you can indicate target SDKs, controller support, and play area.