When it comes to LG’s VR efforts, we have to say that the company hasn’t really seen much success in that regard. Last year they launched the LG 360 VR headset and the LG 36 CAM camera for capturing content in VR, but safe to say that it did not exactly take off the way that LG had anticipated.
However that could change because Valve has recently confirmed that they would be teaming up with LG to create a SteamVR-powered headset. LG isn’t the first to launch such a headset as that honor actually goes to HTC and the HTC Vive, and actually HTC has been pretty successful in that regard, with reviews suggesting that the HTC Vive is better than the Oculus Rift.
We’re not sure when this headset will be officially released, what kind of specs we can expect, and how much it will cost. However it has been confirmed that the prototype of the headset will be shown off at GDC at Valve’s booth later this week in San Francisco, so we guess we should find out additional details by then.
It will be interesting to see how the market will be reacting to LG’s VR efforts, especially when there are more established players in the field, but it will be nice to see how LG plans to go head-to-head with Samsung who has had some help in their VR efforts by Oculus.