Valve teases VR headset reveal for later this year

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    "Upgrade your experience," says Valve, on their newly created teaser page. We don't know what exactly Valve has up its sleeves, but it appears to be a VR device by the name of the Valve Index. Loads of rumors have been claiming that the industry titan was waiting to jump into the VR headset race, and it seems those claims are true. This May, we'll be treated to a full reveal, as explained by the Steam page, where perhaps we'll also see some Valve-developed VR games to go with it.

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  1. Idontknowwhattoputhere

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    Unless you can make it affordable for the average user
    I don't think it will sell
     
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  2. raxadian

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    What's the VR thing that has most games for it anyway?
     
  3. Der_Blockbuster

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    Vr Is nice af, see what AAA companys can make...for example resident evil 7, skyrim.
    It's just about the support.
     
  4. Cubuss

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    wasn't the htc vive the steam vr thingy?
     
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    Well, it is compatible, but it isn't "the" thing.
     
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  6. renjiVII

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    hopefully between $700 to $1000 bundled with the knuckle controllers and lighthouses. $1500 or more like the vive pro is a big nope for me.

    I was hoping to hear some news about the vive cosmos this weekend but I guess they're not quite ready to come out with their announcement yet.
     
  7. Mr. Looigi

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    “Valve is lying to the fans because they’re jealous that oculus is realeasing multiple models this year” says random GBAtemp user @Mr. Looigi
     
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  8. CorpseFlower

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    But wasn't valve already in headset race it co-developed the vive with htc.
    anyways it seems like its still gonna use base stations which for me an annoying setup.
     
  9. Xzi

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    The 'average user' is still fairly in the dark about VR. Valve is like Apple, though, they have piles and piles of cash just sitting around. So basically they're free to target any niche market they wish. They'll easily beat out Oculus' next revision and own the high-end VR market if they target at least 1440p and 130° FoV.

    HTC owns the rights to Vive and released Vive Pro some time ago. Valve wants an HMD with their name on it, and odds are that the Index will be gen2 or at least gen1.5.
     
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  10. sup3rgh0st

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    The beefy looking cameras on front make me hope that it has a lighthouse-less (sensorless) design similar to the new Oculus headset coming out.
     
  11. anhminh

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    VR are still expensive as fuck for how little game worth playing on it. For 500$ I would expect a full console with solid game library, not a goggle with two wiimote.
     
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  12. Xzi

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    Probably optional, GabeN has confirmed there will be different package levels including headset-only. If I had to guess, the full set will come with the new v2 design base stations, and Valve's new Knuckles controllers. The latter is almost a given, although they'll probably want to change the name for the final revision. :lol:
     
  13. KingVamp

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    I'm pretty sure most people want inside-out tracking. Just for space sake. Hopefully it has both wireless and cord in one model.
     
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    “Should we make HL3? Nah! No one wants that shit! Everyone wants another fucking VR headset!” - Valve
    I feel like if Steam didn’t have so much of a hold on the PC gaming market, Valve would have gone under by now.
     
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  15. Xzi

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    That's usually the way it works, you have to buy the wireless module separate or it would make the HMD too expensive.

    Kind of an obvious statement to make. They didn't gain that hold by being stupid, though, Steam has constantly improved and added features through the years. SteamVR is the largest competitor in the PC VR space, so Valve knows exactly how much money VR games and VR hardware are raking in. Not to mention they were integral to the original Vive's design. It only makes sense that they'd continue to invest in it. They announced quite a while ago that they were in the process of developing three AAA games for VR as well.
     
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  16. Delerious

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    Might be sweet if they bundled it with Portal VR.
     
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  17. Ericthegreat

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    I will guess $500 at cheapest, or up to $1200, gotta remember it might come with knuckles + new lighthouses, now valve might be a little more fair on price, since they dont gotta worry about licensing, other then this there is also a new oculus coming for $399, but I'd recommend everyone wait till their announcement, possible it could be mind blowing.
     
  18. Snugglevixen

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    These are the guys who consider removing customer support and my ability to buy my friends gifts to be an upgrade.
     
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  19. SS4

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    Bet its gonna be a bunch of tradeoffs just like Oculus did with the Rift S lol.
    Unless they are aiming for the all in one experience like the Oculus Quest which i think is great to bring real VR to the masses.
     
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