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Valve's 'Index' VR headset launches on June 15

By Polycount ยท 4 replies
Apr 2, 2019
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  1. For starters, the Index will begin shipping out on June 15 2019 with an unknown price tag. Furthermore, like its high-end competitors, the Index will include built-in headphones, but with open backs instead of full coverage.

    A few system requirements and connectivity details were also visible in the listing. The Index will include narrow and wide face gaskets as well as support for DisplayPort 1.2 and USB 3.0 connections.

    In terms of system requirements, the bare minimum you'll need is an Nvidia GTX 970 (or an AMD RX 480), 8GB of RAM, and any dual-core processor with hyper-threading. The recommended requirements suggest a quad-core CPU and an Nvidia GTX 1070.

    Though this was not listed in the store page, Valve said to The Verge that pre-orders for the Index will begin on May 1; which is likely also when we'll get more concrete information about the headset.

    Valve also confirmed to the outlet that the Index's rumored finger-tracking "Knuckles" controllers -- which we first covered way back in 2017 -- will ship with the device but under the less-interesting "Valve Index Controller" moniker.

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  2. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 5,269   +3,682

    Hmmmm ..... with several to choose from the price point needs to be better if they want to compete ....
  3. R00sT3R

    R00sT3R TS Guru Posts: 156   +337

    Well that's the thing with VR isn't it, company after company reveals details on the latest headset with improved tech but the most crucial spec of all, the price, is always missing until the last minute.

    ..Then they reveal the price and most people go..'yeah, no thanks'.
  4. Morris Minor

    Morris Minor TS Booster Posts: 94   +39

    Really hope they improve the fov and res over the competition, if nothing the controllers look really good.
    TempleOrion and Panda218 like this.
  5. Evernessince

    Evernessince TS Evangelist Posts: 3,903   +3,351

    Hopefully Valve can save us from the completely boring Rift S.

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