Aside from releasing a SteamVR beta that supported Oculus Rift earlier this year, Valve has remained rather coy on its plans for the competitive virtual reality market. Granted, the company unveiled a working prototype late last year, but now it seems Valve is gearing up to announce the fully-fledged product at GDC (Game Developers Conference) next week.
According to the press release, the company’s conference will encompass “Steam Machines with the final Steam Controller, new living room devices, and a previously-unannounced SteamVR hardware system.” Up until the point, Valve has thrown support behind the Oculus Rift hardware, backing the head mounted display as it was purchased by Facebook for $2 billion.
Now, Valve looks set to debut a VR headset of its own. At the time of going to press, the company is encouraging industry developers to partake in a GDC demo in order to create virtual reality content, directing budding devs to their website.
But rest assured, virtual reality won’t be the only topic of discussion come next week, as Valve will offer up further details on its bold Steam Machine models, along with the final design for the console’s atypical controller.
GDC is set to get underway on March 2 where the developer-centric event will run through to March 6. We’ll have all the news for you relating to Valve‘s nebulous VR announcement alongside all the other reveals as they happen.