Valve Is Rolling Out Their Own VR Dev Kit Hardware
Written by Michael Larabel in Hardware on 24 February 2015 at 10:16 AM EST. 16 Comments
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Next week at the Game Developers' Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, Valve will be demoing their own VR headset hardware. This will make next week even more exciting beyond showing off the next-generation OpenGL API and this VR hardware will surely be supported under Linux/SteamOS.

This news item is coming a day late due to being very busy constructing the new Phoronix farm, but details have been made public that indicate Valve will be publicly showing off their own VR system, after previously having experimental VR devices in the past.

Posted to the Steam Universe page is the following comments about Valve's Steam VR Dev Kit device for showing off next week at GDC 2015:
Steam is bringing the best games and user-generated content to exciting new destinations. At GDC 2015, we’ll be giving demos of the refined Steam Controller, new living room devices, and a previously-unannounced SteamVR hardware system.

With the introduction of SteamVR hardware, Valve is actively seeking VR content creators. Are you a developer or publisher interested in experiencing the new SteamVR hardware? We’ll be giving scheduled VR demos during the week of GDC, March 4th-6th, 2015, at Moscone Center in San Francisco.
Along with this Steam VR Dev Kit and glNext, we're also expected to see the final design of the Steam Controller and hear more about SteamOS and Steam Machines.
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