Valve Rumored to Develop VR Headset and Half Life VR

A brand new rumor means that Valve is perhaps engaged on a brand new VR headset in addition to a VR model of Half-Life

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This data comes from UploadVR whose sources have shared pictures of what they declare is a prototype model of Valve’s new VR headset. Previously, Valve had leaned closely on their assist of the HTC Vive, however this data means that this will probably be a Valve-branded headset created by the studio. It’s not clear at the moment what the potential launch of this headset means for Valve’s relationship with HTC, nevertheless it’s price noting that HTC and Valve teamed as much as launch a Vive Pro headset system earlier this 12 months. It can be attention-grabbing to see Valve transfer to native {hardware} so rapidly after the discharge of a high-end HTC headset. 

What’s much more attention-grabbing is how comparable this rumored headset is to the Vive Pro. The headset’s area of view and determination are pretty just like current HTC fashions, and it is even being reported that Valve may ship the headset with their presently accessible “Knuckle” VR controllers. Put all of it collectively, and it appears like this preliminary mannequin could also be one thing of a child step in the direction of distinctive Valve headset {hardware} to return. 

In lieu of any main technological improvements, this headset might as a substitute get by on the enchantment of its software program. In reality, that very same insider report means that Valve is already engaged on a VR model of Half-Life

It’s not clear at the moment what that VR sport seems to be like, nevertheless it’s believed that Half-Life VR will both be a prequel, a spin-off, or a VR model of some current Half-Life mission. At the second, evidently the favored principle is that this sport will function a form of prequel to Half-Life 2. Even although all reviews recommend that Valve shouldn’t be excited about growing Half-Life 3 (the collection’ former author even leaked his model of that sport’s story), we have heard rumors for months now that Valve can be excited about a VR mission associated to the Half-Life collection. 

The query now could be whether or not or not that sport will come out for the Vive, this Valve headset, each, or neither. We ought to know extra within the coming months as extra data on this headset turns into accessible. 

Matthew Byrd is a employees author for Den of Geek. He spends most of his days attempting to pitch deep-dive analytical items about Killer Klowns From Outer Space to an more and more perturbed collection of editors. You can learn extra of his work right here or discover him on Twitter at @SilverTuna014

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