October 21, 2021

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Valve’s next headset is apparently taking the Oculus Quest route, and won’t require a PC

It looks like Valve may be working on a second VR headset as a successor to the Index, and this time it seems to be targeting a standalone, wireless model that’d work more like on Oculus Quest or Oculus Quest 2.

Hints that the company that owns Steam is working on this new hardware initially came from YouTuber Brad Lynch who found multiple references in Valve’s SteamVR code “Deckard” – a nice, sci-fi codename for the theoretical headset.

Lynch noted that “Valve [has] been retooling the Deckard to work with Steam VR for the past year,” and that the various files discovered in the Steam VR database – ranging from input profile references to proof of concept files – hint at a more standalone design than what we’ve seen from Valve in the past.

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