Valve’s Virtual Reality Headset ‘Blows Oculus Rift Away’

    By on Jan 16, 2014


Some news out of Steam Dev Days says Valve is making their own VR Headset and it "blows Oculus Rift away."

According to a few lucky people who tried the headset at the Steam Dev Days, this is Valve's own hardware prototype and not the Oculus Rift.

Developer David Hensley was one of the few to try the headset, and while he admitted that he hadn't tried the recent Crystal Cove version of Oculus – just the original dev kit – he described the experience as a "generational leap forward."

"I'm a big fan of oculus, and will buy one," said Hensley in a tweet. "But the valve demo really blew me away. VR is going to be amazing."

He added: "I didn't get motion sickness. It was as an intense experience, though. The positional tracking goes a long way in fixing that issue."