BigScreen has been around for a while in various forms, offering HTC vive, Oculus Rift and OSVR users the opportunity to change their desktop environments into a cinematic virtual environment where each app gets its own big screen to work from. Though currently still in open Beta, BigScreen has just released an update with various performance tweaks, with a big update soon to come.
The developers have announced via Reddit that a big Multiplayer update is on its way that will also include major improvements in performance, features and functionality, including 1030p30 for all users without any drag on CPU usage. He upcoming update patch will also feature a completely rebuilt networking and streaming engine and a new cinema theatre environment.
The latest update, released on 6th June, 2017, features improved touch controller integration, requiring the controllers to move before the Tablet interface is shown. Capture mode now works alongside the tablet interface, the hand model/controller auto-hides after 20 seconds of idle time, and is hidden immediately if input is disabled. In addition, both controllers are now required for VR Avatar Creator, and the camera will no longer switch into selfie mode once the VR Avatar Creator is activated.
BigScreen is available for free through Steam and the Oculus Store. The development team are currently looking for Alpha testers to test the upcoming Multiplayer Update and ask for people who are interested in testing the software to get in touch. Further information and updates can be found via the Steam page.
VRFocus will bring you further news on BigScreen updates as it becomes available.