Valve reveals Index, its top-of-the-line virtual reality headset, by Mike Minotti

Above: Valve Index.
Image Credit: Valve

Valve has revealed its virtual reality headset, Valve Index, today. It’s also showing off the device’s controllers and base station (which it uses for room-scale tracking). Valve Index will be available for preorder on May 1, with the first shipments expected by July 1.

Valve has partnered with HTC Vive in the past, but now it will have its own VR hardware on the market. Index will be compatible with all Steam VR games. Valve is promising that its headset will have “best-in-class visuals and audio.” The display uses dual 1440×1600 LCDs, and the device will have a framerate refresh rate of 120 Hz. The headset also includes nearfield off-ear speakers.

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