Valve had been hinting at some sort of announcement relating to VR incoming, and now their cards have been played- HTC have unveiled a brand new VR headset, called Vive, that they are planning on releasing later this year. The kicker? This headset is being co-branded by, and made in partnership with, Valve.
Valve’s name isn’t the only reason to hype the thing up, though- from what HTC announced, it seems like this might be the most advanced VR tech currently announced. The headset has a 1200 x 1080 pixel screen in front of each eye, with a refresh rate of 90 frames per second. The screen fills the field of vision in all directions, thus avoiding the jitter associated with other VR devices. In addition, the headset comes packing with a gyroscope, accelerometer, and laser position sensor; according to HTC, all of these combine to track the rotation of your head on both axes to an accuracy of 1/10th of a degree.
It looks pretty neat, really, and it is pretty much a given that Valve will be talking more about it at GDC. stay tuned to GamingBolt for more information.