Pluto is a communications service for people in VR. It’s designed to give you the feeling of hanging out in person, no matter where you are. Communicate, collaborate, and connect with trusted friends and contacts in 3D, even when you’re not in the same physical location.
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Note: This Early Access software is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to use this software in its current state, then you should wait to see if it progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Pluto is in active development. We’re looking for as much input as we can get from you and anyone else who uses spatial computing to help us create the high-quality, remote communications service we all want and need.”

Approximately how long will this software be in Early Access?

“We have a long journey ahead of us, and expect that it will be years before we are fully out of early access.”

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

“The full version of Pluto will include the updates and features that were developed during Early Access. We are looking for feedback from you to help guide our development and prioritize service improvements.

Areas we are working on:
  • Easier connection, including more ways to find and add contacts and better notifications around missed connections.
  • More sharing. Additional ways to share files, experiences, screenshots, and more.
  • Better human representation. We are iterating on how to better capture and show your attributes to others.
  • Support for other platforms and operating systems.

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

  • For a list of our currently implemented features, please refer to the "About This Software" section below
  • As one of the first 3D overlay applications, there are still performance issues that sometimes occur when opening and closing the dashboard and switching between applications.
  • Overlays in SteamVR don’t currently support depth, and thus Pluto avatars render on top of other applications regardless of position. To deal with this current state, we’ve added opacity options and the ability to fully hide other avatars.
  • While Pluto runs alongside other apps, it does not enable real-time sharing of what you are seeing with others. You can share a screenshot, but you can’t yet share a view into the application you are running with others.

Will this software be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Pluto is a free service by design. As we continue development, we may explore new options to help us pay the bills and keep the lights on. We aren’t sure exactly what those options could be yet, but we’re committed to keeping our users informed. We’re on a mission to make Pluto a viable remote communication solution for as many people as possible.”

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

“Participation on our Steam community hub, our Discord channel, events and activities on the Pluto service, and the Pluto Customer Advisors program.”
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June 9

Say hello at AR/VR World at TechXLR8 in London 12-14 June, 2018

Pluto is landing in London this week for the AR/VR World conference, part of the TechXLR8 London Tech Week! We're there to connect with Pluto alpha customers and fans, XR developers, and anyone interested in the present and future of spatial computing. See us at Booth AR202 on Wednesday and Thursday!



You can get a free visitor's pass to the Expo Hall. Your pass gives you access to the following free content: https://tmt.knect365.com/techxlr8/.

300+ exhibitors | 6 exhibition theatres | Project Kairos Startup City Stages | 4 Demo Zones | Headliners Stage | 3 Summits | HackXLR8

Also, congratulation to all the finalists for the AR & VR Futureproof Award! Pluto is proud to be recognized as part of this group of changemakers. For more info, see the event website at: https://tmt.knect365.com/techxlr8/awards.




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May 22

Planned Maintenance Outage - Thursday, May 24, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDC), UTC-7

The Pluto service will be unavailable on Thursday, May 24, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT), UTC -7, for necessary maintenance.

Our apologies for any inconvenience! Pluto will be up and running again as soon as possible.
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About This Software

Pluto is creating a new way for humanity to connect from anywhere in the world. Pluto enables natural, human, 3D communication while you're using virtual reality. It runs alongside SteamVR and other SteamVR apps for direct, contextual, and comfortable connections that go beyond text, voice, and even video.

With Pluto, you can call and chat with friends while in any SteamVR application. Spend time with trusted friends and contacts even when you’re not in the same physical (or virtual) location. Stay connected while using individual or multi-person apps.

To get started, (1) Download the Pluto app, (2) Create your own contacts list on Pluto, and (3) Stay connected to the people you know and trust who use VR.

  • Call and chat with existing contacts
  • Stay connected in private conversations while using individual or multi-person apps
  • Get into multiplayer games together. Try starting at the same time!
  • Talk with friends during loading screens and other slow app moments
  • Make art while connected to other people and share your Tilt Brush sketches (Requires Google Tilt Brush)
  • Use social VR apps while maintaining a separate conversation with one or several people
  • Access your contacts list and make connections through the Pluto Dashboard Overlay

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel® i5-4590, AMD FX 8350 equivalent or better
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 970, AMD Radeon™ R9 290 equivalent or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel® i5-4590, AMD FX 8350 equivalent or better
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 970, AMD Radeon™ R9 290 equivalent or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
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