HP, Microsoft, Valve Team-Up for New ‘next-gen’ VR Headset

Posted on March 24, 2020 by Mehedi Hassan in Hardware, Microsoft with 4 Comments

It’s been a while since we have seen a new Windows Mixed Reality headset. Microsoft invested a lot into the platform when it first launched, and it’s developed really well since the original launch. However, there really hasn’t been a ton of excitement around Windows Mixed Reality headsets so far — at least amongst consumers.

That might change soon, though. Thanks to the launch of Steam’s new Half-Life: Alyx game, people are starting to talk about a new, next-gen VR headset.

Now we don’t know a ton about the new device, but it’s built by HP. The interesting part, however, is that HP is working with both Valve and Microsoft to build the new headset. There is even a listing for it on the Steam website, but it doesn’t give any insights into the actual hardware.

“The next generation HP Virtual Reality HMD–developed in collaboration with Valve and Microsoft–delivers an immersive, comfortable and compatible VR experience. It’s the new standard in VR,” the page reads.

HP released a teaser video for the new headset and it looks kind of exciting. But once again, without the concrete details on the hardware, it’s hard to tell if this will be any different from HP’s original Reverb VR headset. Still, the partnership between HP, Microsoft, and Valve does make the product more exciting than some of the previous Windows Mixed Reality headsets.

 

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