High-end headsets like StarVR and XTAL integrated VirtualLink to replace what would otherwise be four connectors (USB, power, and 2x video) into a single sleek cable that plugged directly into the GPU.
It’s been just over a year since Valve released Index, their flagship VR system, and it’s worth looking back at this GitHub repository as a fine example of how to provide supporting materials to a hacker-friendly hardware design.
From the revelation of surprising canceled projects to never-before-seen images, photos and video, The Final Hours dissects Valve’s creative process and candidly explores the development history of Half-Life: Alyx.VALVE TIME: An interactive timeline details Valve’s software and hardware projects over the past decade – including previously unknown projects.
Valve today launched new Half-Life: Alyx modding tools which will allow developers and tinkerers to make and publish mods and user-generated content via the Steam Workshop system.Valve says the tools will allow for the creation of new levels, models, textures, and animations for the game.
There's another piece of context that's important, of course, which is that 2.7 million isn't actually a whole lot of users for an entire market segment served by competing hardware offerings from some of the world's biggest gaming companies.
The launch of Half-Life: Alyx saw nearly 1 million additional monthly-connected headsets over the prior month, a leap that nearly tripled the previous largest monthly gain.The launch of Half-Life: Alyx brought the single largest leap ever in monthly-connected headsets on Steam.
Right now, Valve Index has problems with Wireless adapters most likely due to the amount of data it needs to receive.When Valve Index was released in June 2019, Gabe Newell (known as Gaben) decided to come out in flip-flops in his warehouse.
Popular virtual reality headsets including the Valve Index and Oculus Quest are now selling for as much as double their recommended retail price (RRP) on marketplaces like eBay and Amazon, as official stockists sold out weeks ago.
Yes, I know humans strive to be upbeat during a crisis, but there’s this one very Resident Evil-y chapter in Alyx where we have to sneak around an indestructible monster who’s this hideously mutated human who will tear us apart if he finds us and looks to be in immense suffering, and then we’re told that their name is Jeff and everyone talks about him like he’s the one asshole in the friend group who keeps hitting on waitresses.
Now the company says it’s revamping the way it collects data to more accurately count VR headsets in use on Steam.Valve tells Road to VR that it’s revamping the way it collects data about VR headsets used on Steam, which should increase the accuracy of the figures in the Survey.
If you want a quick lesson in complementary and supplementary angles, while checking out a tiny part of Half Life: Alyx, this is it.
Pre-loading allows players to install the game files on Steam ahead of time to be ready to play as soon as the game launches on Monday at 10AM PT (see release time in your local time zone here).
In the run-up to Half-Life: Alyx, TG0 is announcing a brand new VR controller concept that looks to offer more natural input methods without all the extra bulk that comes with the Valve Index controllers.
Regarding timing, we’d expect that Valve is feeling the pressure to wrap up work on SteamVR 2.0 with Half-Life: Alyx, near on the horizon, as the game will certainly introduce lots of new players to the software.
Moving forward, the list of officially supported Unity platforms is as follows: ARKit ARCore Microsoft HoloLens Magic Leap Oculus Windows Mixed Reality PlayStation VR strong demand 🔥.
The klaxons sounded earlier today when HTC China president Alvin Wang Graylin shared a few slides from his recent talk on the future of VR, including one that said, "Valve HL Alyx/LFD3 will drive consumer and AAA studio interest."
New sales data out for 2019 showed a huge boom for headsets untethered from PC, and that could have a huge impact on VR fitness adoption.Sales of standalone headsets were up by more than 100 percent, and Oculus Quest sold over 200,000 units during the second quarter alone.
Half-Life: Alyx - David Ahmadi’s Most Anticipated Game Of 2020.Half-Life: Alyx has its work cut out for it considering the massive expectations fans have from the series, but I'm excited to see what Valve will offer.
HoloLens creator Alex Kipman tried Valve’s upcoming VR title Half-Life: Alyx and shared some choice words about his experience.Alex Kipman, the chief visionary behind HoloLens, had some serious praise to share after trying the game just last week.
In a message posted to his Twitter on December 8th, Tyler claims that not only is Left 4 Dead VR real, but that more details surrounding Half-Life: Alyx will be revealed during the 2019 Game Awards taking place tomorrow at 5pm PT.
Creator of Valve News Network Tyler McVicker in a new video on the project channel said that Valve did not expect such a huge success of Half-Life: Alyx trailer.Valve Index VR has been at the top of the charts for the past couple of weeks, driven by demand for Half Life: Alyx.
Actually, this new video of VR shooter Boneworks in action is making me want an Index even more than Half-Life: Alyx is—which really demonstrates the benefit of showing footage of someone using VR and not just showing gameplay footage in a trailer.
For the last five years, VR Cover has been making custom-fit inserts for VR headsets.The big news is the interface that they recently launched for the Valve Index.VR Cover’s new system, customized for the Valve Index, consists of one “interface” and three adjustable foam inserts.
VR would be "a really dark space right now" without Facebook's money At Reboot Develop Red, Chet Faliszek reflected on progress in the VR industry since he departed Valve.
However, after 15 years, Valve will be following up with a full release title being Half-Life: Alyx and it’s surprising to learn that only 60 people are assigned to the project by Valve.
G-Man becomes VR-Man. Much like the first two games and their expansions, Half-Life: Alyx is a first-person shooter.The length of Half-Life: Alyx is what could help make it a particularly good choice for VR fitness.
Half-Life: Alyx has finally been revealed with Valve promising a “full-length” Half-Life game “designed from the ground up for virtual reality.” On the reveal, Valve founder Gabe Newell says that VR has energized the studio.