Newell teases wireless Valve Index VR headset

Newell teases wireless Valve Index VR headset

Valve boss Gabe Newell has teased what the future holds for the company's VR business.

In a video from a launch party for its recently-released Valve Index headset (below) - as spotted by PCGamesN - Newell said that the hardware is another "critical milestone" for the company, following the likes of its debut single-player title Half-Life, the Source engine and its first multiplayer game Counter-Strike, suggesting that there is more to come.

Looking to the hardware's future, Newell said that he wants to do an untethered Index, in addition to bringing new display and optical tech to Index.

Having an untethered headset would help the PC giant compete with Facebook-owned VR firm Oculus, who has both a wireless Quest HMD and the wired Rift S tech.

Valve started teasing the new Index headset in April, before a reveal the following month

The full video is here: 

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