Valve has teased a new virtual reality spectator mode for Dota 2. The feature is still apparently in the works, but a teaser video offers a glimpse of what watching competitive gaming could be like with the power of VR.
The brief teaser was posted on the official SteamVR website, showing footage of an enhanced spectator mode for Dota 2. To reduce UI clutter, several parts of the Dota 2 HUD have been moved to the sides. Right in front of you, there will be a virtual theater screen showing you the match, while other elements of the game like the minimap and character’s heroes are placed on the left and bottom respectively.
The teaser video also shows that viewers will have the option to select a player or team to view their statistics. Once a player is selected, viewers can then analyse his/her skills , or bring up a statistic chart to compare both teams’ performance.
Valve has not released any information on when the feature will be made available. However, with the Dota 2 Internationals 2016 (TI6) happening in August this year, there should be ample amount of time for developers to get the feature up and running.
It’s great to see how companies have embraced VR and incorporated it into different ways for players to interact with the game. To learn more about SteamVR, head on to the official website here.