Valve Corporation’s VR headset, Valve Index, will officially launch in May 2019. The previously rumored launch was confirmed with a teaser on Friday with more details forthcoming.
Per earlier rumors, the Valve Index should have a 135-degree field of view and knuckles controllers. It’s also likely that the tracking will be “inside out” (sensors inside the headset, as opposed to previous generations of Vive and Oculus, which used external sensor stations to track movement).
Valve is a company that can be cautious with specific ventures, so its foray into second-gen VR speaks to how far the technology has come and Valve’s faith in this product. Valve Index will have to compete with Vive and Oculus products of the same generation, so expect it to be able to hold its own.