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Valve confirms that more SteamVR headsets are on the way

Valve confirms that more SteamVR headsets are on the way

Valve confirms that more SteamVR headsets are on the way

Valve confirms that more SteamVR headsets are on the way

 
SteamVR and its OpenVR API is designed to be utilised by a variety of users and companies, though until now HTC's Vive headset has been the only headset on the market to use both the OpenVR API and Steam's SteamVR/Lighthouse tracking technology. 
 
Valve's Joe Ludwig has confirmed that 500 companies have signed up to use Valve's Lighthouse motion tracking technology, with some of these companies working on their own HMDs. This means that in the future there will be a variety of VR headsets available which utilise the same tracking technology and can be used with the same collection of VR accessories, which is a great thing for PC gamers.  
 
It has also been announced that Valve will soon be creating a new production line for their SteamVR/HTC Vive Base Stations, which will utilise a new design which will provide the same level of accuracy but with much lower manufacturing costs. Once this new production line is active the price of the HTC Vive and future SteamVR headsets could be decreased, which is great news for those that are put off by the high price of VR headsets. 

  

Valve confirms that more SteamVR headsets are on the way

 

With competing headsets on the horizon and lower manufacturing costs for future base stations and other accessories, it seems that VR will become much more affordable in time. Hopefully, we will be seeing more SteamVR headsets sooner, rather than later. 

  

You can join the discussion on the future of SteamVR on the OC3D Forums

 

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