Bigscreen is a social virtual desktop app for the HTC Vive & Oculus Rift that lets you use your computer in VR. Play your favorite PC games, have a virtual LAN party, watch movies with friends in a virtual theater, or hangout by the campfire.
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Very Positive (31 reviews) - 96% of the 31 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (443 reviews) - 91% of the 443 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 28, 2016

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Notice: Requires a virtual reality headset. See the VR Support section for more info.

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February 17

Bigscreen update now supports multiple monitors

Release notes for today's Bigscreen update

How multiple monitor works today

  • supports up to 3 monitors today, all must be connected to the same graphics card as the VR headset
  • each virtual monitor can be scaled, curved, and positioned independently
  • requires Oculus Touch, HTC Vive, or the Oculus Remote to scale and move the monitors
  • works in both single-player and multiplayer
  • in multiplayer, only the Primary desktop will stream (coming soon, see below)
  • the 2D UI only affects the Primary display (coming soon)
  • features like SBS 3D only work on the Primary display (coming soon)

Planned improvements for multi-monitor
In the next few months, we plan to improve multiple monitor:

  • "infinite monitors"
  • multiple GPU support, including SLI/Crossfire
  • support for laptops with Nvidia Optimus
  • 2D UI for controlling all monitors if you don't have Touch/Vive/Remote
  • select which display to stream in multiplayer (or streaming all displays)

Emulating or virtual monitors
Don't have physical monitors? No problem!

  • Plug in a headless ghost dongle ($15) into your graphics card to emulate a monitor
  • Instead, if your monitor has multiple input ports, you can simply plug in an extra cable into your monitor and graphics card
  • Or, use software like Spacedesk to emulate a software display.

Roadmap major features in the works, the current priorities are:

  • performance fixes (see below)
  • a new cinema environment
  • desktop audio streaming improvements and bug fixes
  • better FPS in multiplayer streaming (new streaming tech is coming!)
  • avatar improvements

A note on performance
We have noticed significantly worse performance of Bigscreen on many PCs. We've traced this back to a bad update from November and we're working on a fix now. Terribly sorry about the terrible performance – it's a bug and will be fixed soon!

If you love us, please leave us a review on Steam If you have any issues or bugs, please email us, or post on our Steam forums.

We're also hiring designers and developers so come join the team!

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February 2

Multi-monitor support is coming soon

People have been requesting multi-monitor support ever since Bigscreen launched.

GOOD NEWS!

It's coming very soon. We're putting the final touches on the UI and UX, polishing the experience, and fixing some bugs. It should be out within two weeks.

Here's a GIF of multi-monitor in action.

Multi-monitor will require you to have multiple physical monitors or a cheap Headless Ghost ($15) dongle.

If you'd like to test multi-monitor before it launches, we'll be posting alpha tests to Steam. Join our Discord server to get notified when we post the alpha test.

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Reviews

“Bigscreen combines the power and utility of your desktop computer, with the limitless and immersive presence of VR, to create a one-of-a-kind social experience”
UploadVR

“That ability to display whatever I want, in whatever size, shape and placement I prefer, that has me the most excited about virtual reality.”
Polygon

“An important step toward turning VR from a once-in-a-blue-moon experience into something you use every day”
Engadget

About This Game

Bigscreen is a social virtual desktop app that lets you use your computer in VR on massive virtual screens. Play your favorite PC games, watch movies in a virtual theater, or use any Windows application.

Bigscreen also lets you hangout in virtual worlds, play PC games, have a virtual LAN party, watch a movie with friends, or relax by the campfire and chat.

Features

  • PLAY your favorite PC games on massive screens
  • WATCH movies, TV, Netflix, YouTube - anything you can do on your PC today
  • CUSTOMIZE your screen to the perfect position, size, and curvature
  • VIRTUAL WORLDS from a luxury house, campfire, theaters, to outer space
  • 3D SBS (Side-by-Side) & OU support for 3D movies & games
  • SOCIAL VR hangout in Multiplayer in Public and Private rooms with up to 4 players
  • CROSS-PLATFORM support with Oculus Rift & HTC Vive
  • VOICE CHAT positional audio to chat with friends
  • DESKTOP SHARING to look at a friend's computer screen in VR. Watch movies together, have a virtual LAN party, and more!
  • CONTROLLERS supports LeapMotion, Oculus Touch, Oculus Remote, and HTC Vive to interact with your computer and wave at friends
  • MULTIPLE MONITORS supports up to 3 monitors, showing either your physical monitors or virtual/emulated monitors

Coming soon

  • Mobile VR headsets
  • Larger multiplayer rooms
  • More virtual worlds
  • Better performance
More features coming soon! Bigscreen is regularly updated.


Ideas? Feature requests? Bugs? Email us at contact@bigscreenvr.com – we respond to all emails.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 8/8.1 or Windows 10 is required
    • Processor: Intel i5-4590
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD 290 equivalent or greater
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Windows 7 is NOT supported due to technical limitations
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