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LG Preparing VR Headset, Valve Releases Statement

LG Electronics has unveiled it’s first virtual reality (VR) prototype headset at GDC in San Francisco. It is being shown at Valve’s GDC booth. The LG prototype is described as being ‘Designed to deliver a high fidelity, next generation VR experience’.

During the show, LG said they “will meet with developers to gather feedback on the device as part of its move towards the building of commercial units.” Pricing, launch dates and territories have not yet been announced, but LG said they will “be available at the later date”.

It is currently unconfirmed if this means that HTC’s exclusivity period for producing the Vive headsets is now over.  Valve did release a press statement on the matter and it was also noted on Twitter by Valve VR developer Chet Faliszek that “We are expanding the world of @SteamVR with our friends at LG.”

The full statement reads:

“LG Electronics will unveil its first VR HMD prototype at this year’s GDC in San Francisco, CA. Being shown in Valve’s GDC booth, the LG HMD prototype is designed to deliver a high fidelity, next generation VR experience.

During the show, LG will be meeting with developers to collect feedback and impressions as part of its effort to define the first commercial units. Pricing, launch dates, and territories will be announced at a later date.”

VRFocus will update you more on this once Valve, HTC or LG release further information.

LG Electronics USA. (PRNewsFoto/LG Electronics USA, Inc.)

LG Electronics USA. (PRNewsFoto/LG Electronics USA, Inc.)