Helios is a social VR and Desktop framework for you to create your dream worlds and avatars.
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Mixed (71) - 67% of the 71 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jul 16, 2021

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Helios has been a labor of love for the creative VR community for roughly 2 years now. the vast majority of that time spent in a state of closed alpha.

Now, we feel we are ready to bring the game to a wider audience. The best way to do that is to make Helios available for Early Access.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Approximately 1 - 2 years (subject to change) depending on development.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Full version is aimed to release on Unreal Engine 5, with further polishing, editor automation and greater content + user security.
Our public Trello Board contains up to date immediate and long term goals and issues as we progress.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

  • Join dedicated servers hosting publicly available worlds, or users can host their own worlds open to the public or by invite/friend only.

  • Upload avatars and worlds using our mostly automated upload system or pick from publicly available avatars. Users are able to use the UE4 scripting system allowing for vast complexity in their creations. (Some code is blocked for security reasons)
    Additionally, security and encryption can be added by the user to protect their creations.

  • Desktop and VR player support

  • Full body VR IK with Vive trackers, or simulated trackers with a Kinect

  • Tobii Eye tracker and head pose support for desktop users

  • Raytracing + DLSS support ( VR supported)

  • Friend and social system to add and join friends.

  • Ragdoll button.

  • Use in-game voice communication

  • Map preloading and hosts can move the entire lobby to a new world without requiring rejoin

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The initial Early Access price will be higher than final release, to support development.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“The Helios discord is the beating heart of our community. Without it, we surely would have given up long ago. We are always taking community feedback from users and content creators because they are what makes Helios possible.

Our primary point of contact is our Discord server, Even if you have not purchased Helios, feel free to join our discord at: [https://discord.gg/yDAhPHVAQ7]
Alternatively on the Steam community forum”
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Notice: This title runs in both standard and VR modes. It does not require a VR headset.
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Third Party Support

  • Steam Deck Partial support.
  • Tobii Eye Tracker for Avatar head and eyes.
  • 5 Additional tracked body points supported, Vive trackers or Kinect plugins for SteamVR.
  • Razer Chroma (soon)
  • Vive Face Tracker.

About This Game

Helios is, at it's core, a creator friendly Social Desktop + VR game made in Unreal Engine 5.

Helios offers a more immersive, interactive, and creator friendly experience than anything currently available.

You can create and explore community created virtual worlds with friends or you can join others in public or private servers, create and share avatars all through Mod.Io.

Helios harnesses the vast capabilities of the Unreal Engine, empowering creators in new ways along with unparalleled visual fidelity.

As the community grows, more activities that we haven't even considered will begin to emerge organically.

Our mission is to make it as simple as possible for users to add their unique content via Unreal Engine.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 "Quad Core" or Ryzen 3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 980 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • VR Support: SteamVR, OpenXR
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i7 or Ryzen 5 or better "Quad Core"
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia RTX 2060 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • VR Support: SteamVR, OpenXR

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