As hinted at during HTC’s reveal on Sunday of it’s Valve collaboration in VR, the Vive virtual reality headset, Steam VR does indeed have it’s own specially designed controllers. This is what they look like.

Embargo’s on Valve’s new Steam VR platform are lifting and details are being shared from GDC 2015 now. This picture has emerged, showing not only the Steam VR controllers, manufactured by HTC, but what looks like the fabled base stations too.

Judging by the pictures, similar sensors are present on the nunchuck-style controllers – so it seems likely that the two base stations are used with the controllers in a similar manner. Whether our wild speculation on an inside-out IR marker system has any merit, we’re still waiting to find out.

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Based in the UK, Paul has been immersed in interactive entertainment for the best part of 27 years and has followed advances in gaming with a passionate fervour. His obsession with graphical fidelity over the years has had him branded a ‘graphics whore’ (which he views as the highest compliment) more than once and he holds a particular candle for the dream of the ultimate immersive gaming experience. Having followed and been disappointed by the original VR explosion of the 90s, he then founded to follow the new and exciting prospect of the rebirth of VR in products like the Oculus Rift. Paul joined forces with Ben to help build the new Road to VR in preparation for what he sees as VR’s coming of age over the next few years.