Published: Wed, March 25, 2020
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Valve, Microsoft, And HP Are Working Together On A VR Headset

Valve, Microsoft, And HP Are Working Together On A VR Headset

The fact that it is based in VR has also meant a number of players have invested in new headsets. Its website is now describing the headset as "a more immersive, comfortable, and compatible experience" than the Reverb.

The presentation of the Reverb G2 was also made at an opportune moment: the first images of the device appeared just on the day of the launch of Half-Life: Alyx, Valve's virtual reality game that was received with widely positive reviews. Absolutely and we look forward to seeing what HP has in store with the Reverb G2. However, it's been pushing its own internally-designed Valve Index headset as the top-of-the-line experience in VR, especially for use with Half-Life: Alyx. However, there really hasn't been a ton of excitement around Windows Mixed Reality headsets so far - at least amongst consumers.

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HP is teasing its "next-gen" Reverb G2 VR headset developed in collaboration with Valve and Microsoft. And it's a "no-compromise VR headset", according to the company. However, now both companies have been brought together by HP, and this somewhat unlikely trio will now create a virtual reality headset together. "It's the new standard in VR", reads the Steam page. But once again, without the concrete details on the hardware, it's hard to tell if this will be any different from HP's original Reverb VR headset. For reference, a Valve Index headset by itself goes for $499, and you can pick up an Oculus Rift S with bundled-in Touch controllers for $399.

Still, more competition in the VR headset arena can only be a good thing in the long run, and I'll be intrigued to see how it compares with its PC rivals once HP reveal more information about it.

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