November 19, 2013

Valve to Reveal Virtual Reality Prototype, Big Plans for Steam Support

If the Steam Controller and Steam Machine don't have you convinced that Valve's serious about getting into the gaming hardware business, how about throwing in a virtual reality headset as well? The company's Steam Dev Days event, scheduled for mid-January in Seattle, includes the tantalizing promise of debuting "a prototype which demonstrates ... what affordable Virtual Reality (VR) hardware will be capable of within a couple of years." A dedicated session about VR in general, and the kind of experiences this new hardware will make possible, will be hosted by Mike Abrash â who is already deeply involved with Valve's wearable computing efforts.

Abrash will be immediately followed by Joe Ludwig heading up a "Virtual Reality and...

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