Published: Thu, March 02, 2017
Electronics | By Lorenzo Hawkins

LG to Reveal VR Headset Prototype Based on SteamVR Tracking This Week

LG to Reveal VR Headset Prototype Based on SteamVR Tracking This Week

However, it is quite possible the company will reveal the headset during Valve's GDC 2017 booth next week.

LG isn't being too specific about the project or its current prototype, but it said the headset is "designed to deliver a high fidelity, next generation VR experience", according to RoadToVr.com.

This is also not LG's first venture into virtual reality. Not to be confused with the company's own LG 360 VR, which is a much simpler design that now works with only one device the ill-received LG G5 smartphone.

Although Valve worked together with HTC to produce the original Vive and its associated technologies, the SteamVR platform has been, for the most part, open to other companies from the get go.

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We've reached out to LG for more details. The wording of the announcement seemingly suggests that LG and Valve aren't developing a headset that's meant to be paired with just a smartphone like Samsung's Gear VR and Google's Daydream View are. In 2016, Valve made the technology accessible to all hardware manufacturers, who were keen on incorporating it on to their devices.

With a lack of confirmed features though, it's no surprise that we don't have any information on potential pricing or release dates for the unnamed headset, but Valve says it's coming.

The American game developer and Korean tech giant is busy gearing up for Game Developers Conference where the pair will introduce a prototype of the VR headset.

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