Hello Epic teams!
I have been using UE 4 for a while now, and have just start working with 5 and I am greatly enjoying it!
I have a sort of request for those of us with SteamVR installed. Can you disable the Runtime SteamVR plugin by default? Every time the engine is updated it overwrites the *.uplugin file, and I go to launch the editor and my system locks up for a few seconds while it boots SteamVR (also slowing down the UE start time). Many of us do not keep SteamVR running in the background, as it is a resource hog, especially when working on non VR projects.
This also causes issues with launching apps from Steam. I will go to launch Blender, Houdini, or some other app from Steam and it tells me it is going to launch the app on the headset.
Finally, if I shut down SteamVR while Unreal Engine is running, it closes the engine with it.
This is especially frustrating for working with the UE 5 early access, as Nanite and Lumen don’t even support VR at this time.
Thank you for your time!
TAGS: VR, SteamVR, Steam VR, Headset, Plugin