Check Out Valve’s Virtual Reality Prototype Featuring Two Samsung Galaxy S4 Displays
You may have heard of the crazy-immersive Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, but gaming company Valve has also been developing its own VR headset for internal use and research purposes. Interestingly enough, this Valve prototype uses two displays from Samsung, the same used in Samsungs Galaxy S4 flagship phone. Its important to note that while Valve has expressed a great interest in exploring VR and its potential, it has no plans to bring the in-house devices to consumers.
At a recent Boston VR event, Reddit user jonomf posted some pictures of the elusive head-mounted display, which features a pentagon-shaped device and an infared camera. The IR camera picks up the dots on the device to provide real-time positional tracking, so your spatial movements translate into the game.
It’s important to note that while Valve has expressed a great interest in exploring VR and its potential, it has no plans to bring the in-house devices to consumers. Instead, the company has thrown support toward the Oculus Rift; their teams have been collaborating for some time.
Good to see another company jumping into the VR arena. Having read a few articles about this prototype, it’s looking like Valve is taking this very seriously. Early reviews from people able to try out the prototype have been very positive. Competition is always good for the consumer.