We know that HTC and valve plan to ship Steam VR products such as the Vive VR headset by the end of the year. Are these new pages shows in Steam’s client application and website, confirmation we may have it as early as November?
It was certainly a pleasant surprise to see a firm release window during HTC’s Vive unveiling on Sunday. Spring for the developer kit with consumer hardware shipping by the end of the year – a more precise date is always preferable though of course.
Steam’s ‘Universe’ page aims at highlighting the many technologies Valve is working on to bring (in their words) “…everything that makes the PC great—the best games, the biggest communities, and the most exciting technologies—to new destinations.” It’s opening statement however “This November …” seems to indicate that Valve plans to have all pieces of it’s PC gaming assault on the home ready to ship by then, including Steam VR and HTC’s Vive headset.
The page is appearing to Steam users all over the world, but we can’t confirm just yet if the November timeline will hold true for all territories.
In the mean time, developers shouldn’t forget to sign up to be considered for receiving a developer edition headset, due to ship even earlier in Spring.