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Helios is a social VR and Desktop framework for you to create you dream worlds and avatars.
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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 Part Support

  • Tobii eye and head tracking for Avatars.
  • Razer Chroma (soon)



About This Game

Helios is a Social Desktop + VR game made in Unreal Engine 4 by SubLight Games. With the power of Unreal Engine, Helios will offer a more immersive, interactive, and creator friendly offering than anything currently on the market today.

Players can create and explore user created virtual worlds with friends or join public locations, create and share avatars all through the Steam Workshop.
Helios offers the vast capabilities of the Unreal Engine, empowering creators in new ways along with unparalleled visual fidelity.

And this is just the beginning. As the user base grows, more fun activities we haven't even considered will begin to emerge organically as Helios will be, at it's core, a creator friendly Social Desktop + VR game. Our mission is to make it as simple as possible for users to add their content to the game via UE4 and the Workshop.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Win 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 "Quad Core"
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 980 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Win 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i7 or Ryzen or better "Quad Core"
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 1070 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space

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