Video game company Valve is secretly working on a virtual reality headset codenamed “Deccard” according to leaks and a new report.
The company’s patent applications refer to the device via its codename, with several iterations of the headset being discovered with a “proof of concept” version, first found by YouTuber Brad Lynch.
The device will appear to be using SteamVR in both a “Prism” and a “standalone system layer”, and although it’s not clear what “standalone” those details mean, it could mean a system without a connection to the computer. Will Work.
According to the sources we spoke to, Valve Ars Technica, there were reportedly two designs for the virtual reality headset: one that would connect to a PC, and one that would use a built-in processor.
Other specifications include references to a 160MHz wireless signal, which may indicate a standalone system but will also match the Wi-Fi 6 controller found in Facebook’s Oculus Quest 2 headset, so isn’t guaranteed. There’s also a signal to process the built-in headset as opposed to sending calls to the gaming PC.
According to Ars, Valve initially had difficulty achieving “inside-out tracking,” which uses headset-mounted cameras to map the room to meet the quality of Oculus Quest 2, but this way The quality of systems can be improved.
In the future, virtual reality devices may use lenses closer to the user’s face, offering better weight distribution, comfort and performance – and it is suggested that this is the direction Valve is now headed.
Valve did not respond to a request for comment Granthshala ahead of publication, but a virtual reality headset isn’t the only product the company is coming up with.
The Steam Deck, a handheld computer similar to the Nintendo Switch, was announced last July. As well as being able to play games on your screen, it will also have an accompanying dock for plugging in an external display.
As Ars points out, though, Valve has a long record of launching projects and then killing them off before the consumer sees them, such as the infamously rumored Half-Life 3 video game, but these hints indicate that the company may A standalone VR headset is at least to be considered.
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