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LG partners with Valve to make next-gen VR headset

LG teams up with Valve to deliver its first-ever virtual reality headset aimed at the next-gen VR segment
By: Derek Strickland | Virtual & Augmented Reality News | Posted: Feb 27, 2017 9:48 pm

Valve's Doug Lombardi today announced that LG has partnered with the Vive-maker to craft a next-gen virtual reality headset.

 

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LG is aiming to make quite a splash with its first-ever VR HMD. The VR HMD is "designed to deliver high fidelity, next generation VR experience," and a prototype will be showcased and demoed at GDC 2017. LG has partnered with Valve and the new headset will leverage the company's established Steam VR platform.

 

Technically this isn't the first VR device LG has made: the company rolled out the LG VR 360, a mobile-powered entry-level virtual reality headset, but this new prototype will be a dedicated head-mounted display versus a slot-in style device.

 

"During the show, LG will be meeting with developers to collect feedback and impressions as part of its effort to define the first commercial units. Pricing, launch dates, and territories will be announced at a later date," Lombardi revealed.

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