Valve launched a teaser website for the Valve Index, confirming that the company is working on its own virtual reality headset.
Rumors that a standalone Valve VR headset is on the way intensified in November last year, when leaked images revealed prototype versions of the device.
The images revealed two visible cameras and integrated headphones, with sources claiming that it would feature a 135-degree field of view compared to the 110-degree field of view of the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, and resolution that would match the HTC Vive Pro.
The VR headset was also rumored to be bundled with Valve’s Knuckles controllers and a Half-Life VR game, which may be a prequel to the series instead of the long-awaited Half-Life 3.
Valve teamed up with HTC on the HTC Vive, which was rolled out in 2016, and the HTC Vive Pro, which was released last year.
The Valve Index, however, is a product made solely by the gaming company, and it will challenge the HTC Vive in the VR headset space.