It’s been a very long time coming, contemplating the leaked photos and rumors, however at this time Valve lastly revealed its digital actuality headset, the Valve Index. A page dedicated to the Index went reside on Steam, Valve’s PC video games distribution platform. The web page consists of the primary official picture of the VR headset.
As of now, there is not a lot info since no particulars on worth, technical specs, or its performance have been given. Index does have a launch window, although: May 2019. Judging from the official teaser picture, it’s going to have at the least two built-in sensors (or cameras) on the headset itself, and what seems to be IPD and viewing distance adjustment notches. No indication has been made about whether or not or not the SteamVR Knuckle controllers will likely be part of Index, though an up to date prototype was proven final yr.
Valve beforehand partnered with HTC for the event of Vive the headset and integrating it into the Steam ecosystem. Valve Index is not the one new factor coming to VR gaming this yr; Oculus announced two new headsets slated for Spring 2019 launch. The Oculus Rift S will likely be an upgraded model of the Rift that’ll function built-in monitoring sensors, the next decision, and a extra ergonomic head strap. Those trying to go fully untethered will need to lookout for the Oculus Quest, a standalone VR headset powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. Both Oculus headsets will launch at $400 USD.