New Virtual Desktop Update Brings a Slew of Improvements
The new update brings improvements in the VR latency, compatibility fixes and new environments.
Solo developer Guy Godin last week released the version 1.18 of Virtual Desktop which comes with a number of improvement as well as new content like compatibility fixes, improved latency as well as a performance overlay feature for virtual reality game streaming.
In comments on Reddit, Godin stated that the new update will improve latency by some 10ms when a user is streaming virtual reality games to standalone virtual reality headsets such as Oculus Quest or Quest 2.
The “Performance Overlay” option will enable users to monitor the latency and framerate for any content being streamed. It is also going to resolve compatibility issues for games such as The Climb, Stormland and the Star Wars: Squadrons on Steam among others.
According to Godin, the new improvements include the following: –
- A Performance overlay option in the Streaming tab
- New Modern Apartment environments
- Reduction in latency when a user is streaming Virtual Reality games
- A Reset to default button in the Streaming tab
- You now get more accurate displayed VR latency representing the total motion-to-photon latency
- The virtual desktop microphone will no longer be disabled on disconnect
- There is now fixed game compatibility with a number of games including Hellblade, Stormland, Propagation VR, The Climb, Rez Infinite, Star Wars: Squadrons (Steam) and Pulsar Lost Colony.
The new ‘Modern Apartment’ environment offers users three different ambient settings that include a fully animated cityscape background. You wouldn’t get such animated backgrounds even in the Oculus Home.