Valve wants to compete in the virtual reality headset market as well and as such, the company has now teased the upcoming announcement of its high-end VR headset named Index. The company has put up a teaser of the headset on its website. “Upgrade your experience,” the accompanying text says on the website, with May 2019 as the provided date. This suggests that it won’t be long until the company unveils this headset.

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Valve is yet to ship a dedicated virtual reality headset of its own even though it has been working on the underlying technologies for a few years now. The HTC Vive, for example, ran on the company’s SteamVR platform. However, its VR software hasn’t been adopted by a lot of other manufacturers, so perhaps it can do a better job of showing the software off with its own hardware.

SteamVR did seem like a real contender at one point. It was believed that the platform could end up being the standard across devices from different manufacturers. That never happened and some of the products that were announced never shipped.

The teaser image itself doesn’t reveal much about Valve’s upcoming virtual reality headset so we’re going to have to wait until the official details arrive. Earlier reports have suggested that it could have a display resolution similar to the HTC Vive Pro and that it would be stretched over a 135 degree field of view. We’ll get to know all of the details come May.

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