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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

By Anthony Garreffa on Mar 7, 2016 07:21 pm CST - 0 mins, 36 secs reading time

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 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.

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.


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