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Valve to show Virtual Reality tech next year

Valve will demonstrate its own Virtual Reality hardware early next year according to the developer.

The tech will be shown off at Valve's publisher-only Steam Dev Days event in January 2014 and will be presented by Mike Abrash.

"We've figured out what affordable Virtual Reality (VR) hardware will be capable of within a couple of years, and assembled a prototype which demonstrates that such VR hardware is capable of stunning experiences.

"This type of hardware is almost certainly going to appear in short order, and the time to starting developing for it is now. This talk will discuss what the hardware is like, and the kinds of experiences it makes possible. A few attendees will be randomly selected to try out the prototype following the talk."

Abrash's presentation will be followed by a talk from Valve's VR enthusiast Joe Ludwig, called "Virtual Reality and Steam".

Here's what they say about that talk:

"Come and hear what Valve is working on in Steam to support and promote Virtual Reality (VR) games. This includes a discussion of the Steam Overlay in VR, Steam store changes for VR, and our VR plan for Steamworks."

What do you think about this news? Do you feel that Virtual Reality is the next big thing? With Oculus Rift already out there and Sony also rumoured to be working on a Virtual Reality device for PS4, we suspect the developers think that it is.

Edited On 19 Nov, 2013

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