Those crazy boffins and their goggles.
By Tim Colwill on November 20, 2013 at 2:05 pm
It looks like Valve’s upcoming Steam Developer Conference will also mark the first semi-public unveiling of the company’s virtual reality tech.
An updated description on the event’s website reveals that Valve’s Mike Abrash will be delivering a talk titled “What VR Could, Should, and Almost Certainly Will Be within Two Years”.
The synopsis claims that “we’ve figured out what affordable Virtual Reality (VR) hardware will be capable of within a couple of years, and assembled a prototype which demonstrates that such VR hardware is capable of stunning experiences.”
“This type of hardware is almost certainly going to appear in short order, and the time to starting developing for it is now. This talk will discuss what the hardware is like, and the kinds of experiences it makes possible. A few attendees will be randomly selected to try out the prototype following the talk.”
Interesting stuff. Unfortunately, press are barred from the event so we’ll be able to tell you more… some… time. Eventually. Maybe. That picture above, by the way, is from when the New York Times visited Valve’s office and tried out their VR tech.