And that's not all. They also unveiled Steam Link, a device that allows Steam users to stream content from their PC (or Steam Machine, if you're into that sort of thing) on the same network, and will be released this Fall. Valve is also releasing the Steam Controller in the Fall as well. Each item will be priced at $49.99. They're also presenting their VR headsets, with developer versions supposed to be out by the Spring. Finally, they've announced Lighthouse, a "room tracking system" that can be integrated with televisions, phones, headsets, etc. Valve plans to make this technology free for all developers interested.
Sadly, Half Life 3 was still not confirmed. 8 more years!
Just a few days ago, I made polite "small talk" about some personal observations regarding Nintendo's recent business decisions that caused upsets to their audiences. Lately, Nintendo has been on my mind as a concern, that makes me wonder what would happen if Nintendo decided to actually listen to their core audience and face the problems that they've been staring at. Those thoughts are below.
The HTC Vive headset has higher specs than the rival Ocolus Rift, including a pair of 1200 x 1080 displays that can run video at 90 FPS. For comparison, the Oculus Rift DK2 has a single 1080p screen that freshes at 75 FPS.
The device will be paired with wireless controllers and tracking technology to let wearers explore computer-generated environments by walking round their rooms.
A test version of the kit will go on sale to developers shortly, followed by a public edition later this year.