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Valve Index, a new VR headset from Valve, can be launched on 15 June

Update: Twitter user @ Wario64 spotted one product page on Steam for the valve index that mentions a release date of 15 June 2019 for the headphones. According to the information on the product page, the headset uses DisplayPort 1.2 and USB 3.0 and it is recommended that you use a Nvidia GTX 1070 graphics card or better.

A Valve spokesperson has since confirmed the information in an e-mail to The Verge, who said: "The technical information on that page, although incomplete, is correct". The information referenced is the possible release date for the Valve Knuckle Controllers (now called Valve Index Controllers) and the recommended system specifications.

The spokesperson said Valve would focus on a June release date, with more information on May 1, 2019.

Unfortunately, no stock exchange is listed yet and although we certainly cannot say it, it seems that it is not coming in with the base stations or controllers.

Original story below …

It was whispered that Valve was working on his own virtual reality headset after he had previously launched VR kit in collaboration with HTC, and now those rumors have turned into a real product: the Valve Index.

However, the name is almost everything we know about the new VR headset. Valve has set up a teaser site with the invitation to upgrade your experience and include May 2019 as a launch date.

We get a pretty good look at the headset, but for the moment the price and specifications are not clear. At least with Valve ' s track record, it should know what it does with the new hardware.

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Unfortunately, there is no sign of the Half-Life game that some insiders suggested, in addition to a Valve VR headset – although perhaps Valve waits until May to give us the details.

Guessing game

It is certainly a busy time for launching new VR headsets, with the Oculus Rift S and Oculus Quest about to go on sale, and the HTC Vive Focus Plus is also coming on April 15.

There is more choice than ever for demanding consumers, but it means that the Valve Index can stand up to stiff competition when it sees the light of day. The same SteamVR game and apps store is probably used as the HTC models.

What appears to be two sensors can be seen on the side of the Valve Index case and earlier reports suggest that the headset gets a wider than normal field of view. Expect many of these gaps in the information to be connected in May.

We'll bring you all the news about the launch of the Valve Index when it happens, but in the meantime you may want to hold off the purchase of the VR headset.

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Via Ars Technica

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