Valve to launch new virtual reality system

The hardware will be shown at GDC 2015
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Valve, the company behind popular PC game download service Steam, is set to take on the likes of the Oculus Rift and Microsoft’s HoloLens with its own piece of virtual reality tech.

The company has hinted that it will be showcasing its ‘SteamVR Hardware’ at the Game Developers Conference 2015 (GDC) which takes place from March 2nd to 6th.

A page on the Steam website said: “At GDC 2015, we’ll be giving demos of the refined Steam Controller, new living room devices, and a previously-unannounced SteamVR hardware system.”

The company has announced that it intends to demo the product during the event.

Steam also revealed that it is actively seeking VR content creators, asking developers to sign up to try out the system at the Game Developers Conference.

Other companies such as Sony have also tapped into the virtual reality market, with its Project Morpheus virtual reality headset. It was revealed at GDC in 2014, and is designed for use with the PS4.

Microsoft has also developed its own piece of wearable tech: The HoloLens. This is powered by Windows 10 and lets users bring HD holograms to life.

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