Valve Teases New VR Headset, More Info Coming In May

Valve has released the first official image of their upcoming VR headset. Based on the photo and the name of the Steam page, the headset seems to be named The Valve Index.

There isn’t any more info available on the site beyond a date for when Valve will, I assume, share more info about this new piece of VR hardware. If you want to learn more about The Index, keep your eyes peeled for new info in May of this year.

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We’ve known for some time that Valve is working on their own VR headset. We also know that Valve is still working on VR games, Gabe Newell recently confirmed this in emails to fans. We also know Valve is planning on releasing advanced controllers that will, presumably, work with this headset.

The biggest rumour that is floating around is that Valve is working on a new Half-Life game that will be released in the future, possibly with this new headset. Of course, until Valve actually tells us what they are making, we don’t know for sure.

But it seems fans won’t have to wait long to find out what Valve has planned.


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    "The biggest rumor that is floating around is that Valve is working on a new Half-Life game that will be released in the future, possibly with this new headset".

    Of course, I didn't see that one coming.

    And it’ll be a port of the Vanilla Half Life. They’ll say it’s a new game by just calling it Half Life VR.

    Given that VR is still pretty niche, especially given the cost, I can't see this being too popular unless it's pretty cheap.

    I loved my Vive when I first got it, but after a while the excitement wears off and you just can't be bothered setting it up.

      Similar experience, there's a lot of wires and I only use it for a small handful of games. I get a lot of use out of it playing Elite Dangerous alone. But unless VR becomes more convenient (software and hardware), less expensive and better supported by more games I can't see it having any more than a niche

        I think thats the key, and a push to inside out tracking and wireless display could resolve this.

        Can this also be done cheap enough however?

        That being said, I'm all for a VR headset where I don't have to use Occulus or HTC's various support\stores.

    I was hoping this was true as i really love the VR in racing experience but when you mentioned Halflife i thought dammit this is a April fools joke.

    But, but, but, VR is dead. Gaming sites like this one told me so.

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