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Old 03-31-2019, 11:08 AM   #1
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Valve Teases VR Headset Called Index

Valve has long been said to be working on its own VR headset, which the company has not been particularly secretive about. The Half-Life developer has been openly hired a virtual reality hardware team to put out their own headset and rely less on the HTC Vive as their primary partner for VR. Now, thanks to a teaser image, it looks like Valve is getting to announce their own headset within the next two months.

The teaser page is for a headset which has the words "Valve Index" emblazoned on the plastic shell, revealing at least a name and very few other details. The shape matches prototype images received by UploadVR last year, which at the time boasted a fairly large field of view relative to competitors Vive and Rift.

The UploadVR story also suggested that Valve intends to support the headset with at least one piece of killer-app software: a Half-Life title.
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Old 03-31-2019, 01:24 PM   #2
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Half-Life VR.

My body is ready.
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Old 03-31-2019, 03:27 PM   #3
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If they make a good wireless headset then I can see adoption. Even if it is tethered to a processing/battery puck like some of the AR headsets (HoloLens/Magic Leap) it would be a big leap forward.
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Old 03-31-2019, 11:53 PM   #4
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Dumb. Stop wasting time and money and just make Half Life 3 or at least Portal 3.
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Launching this with Half-Life 3 would be a brilliant marketing move. Guaranteed to sell some units.
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