LG & Valve To Team Up For MEGA VR Headset

Lynne Hanson
March 2, 2017

We've reached out to LG for more details.

Valve who had earlier partnered with HTC to make HTC Vive, let the world know of this piece of information by mistake, when it let slip that the company was building a new VR headset using its SteamVR Technology.

Valve announced LG's prototype, and the fact it'd be coming to San Francisco based Games Developer Conference (GDC) this week in a press release.

During the show, LG will be meeting with developers to collect feedback and impressions as part of its effort to define the first commercial units. However, this is not the first time LG has trotted down the VR path.

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Price and availability will be announced "at a later date", according to Valve. The company also confirmed that the new VR headset will be wired and will run on PCs. Although the device delivered a more compact and lightweight mobile VR experience, it mostly generated negative reviews from critics and never really caught on with mass consumers. The 360 VR headset was criticized for both its looks and the virtual reality experience it offered.

Valve has confirmed that a new headset will be entering the SteamVR ecosystem with LG Electronics leaping into the ring with a prototype of its own SteamVR compatible head-mounted display at GDC this week.

Valve's efforts are VR are geared towards multiple hardware parters: Valve head Gabe Newell has discussed plans for future hardware before, and Valve's Lighthouse tracking system was opened up to third-party developers past year.

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