Valve's first VR game announced, with 'The Lab' ready for the HTC Vive

Valve teases 'The Lab', a new VR game set in the Portal universe for the HTC Vive.

Published Mon, Mar 7 2016 7:21 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:00 PM CST

With the Game Developers Conference right around the corner, Valve has just announced its first VR game/technology demo, dubbed 'The Lab'. The Lab is set in the Portal universe, which makes it one of the most exciting, surprise announcements ahead of GDC 2016.

Valve's first VR game announced, with 'The Lab' ready for the HTC Vive |

Valve will be displaying The Lab at GDC 2016 next week in San Francisco, with little information released on The Lab. The short and sweet press release teases that The Lab will feature plenty of new VR experiments that are set in a 'pocket universe' of Aperture Science, the company that was behind the portal gun in the first two Portal games.

The Lab will be released later this spring on Steam, and best of all, it'll be free.


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