Valve Index and Knuckles Pre-orders and Release Date Confirmed

Valve immediately confirmed to Highway to VR that the corporate is planning a full reveal of Index on Might 1st, accompanied by pre-order availability of each the headset and Knuckles controllers. The corporate says the precise launch date of the headset and controllers will come a while in June.

Replace (April 1st, 2019 – ): Following the leak of the Steam product web page for the Valve Index headset (detailed under), a spokesperson for Valve tells Highway to VR that the data “whereas not complete, is correct.” The spokesperson additionally mentioned that the corporate is focusing on Might 1st for a full reveal of the headset which can embrace pre-orders, with transport deliberate a while in June (although the precise date isn’t but confirmed). Knuckles may also be bought alongside Index, and Valve plans to name them “Valve Index Controllers” going ahead.

Unique Article (April 1st, 2019): Final week’s teaser reveal of the Valve Index headset got here with little or no info save for a single image of the underside of the headset with a tagline “Improve your expertise. Might 2019.” Now, an apparently leaked Steam product web page reveals a brand new rendering of the headset and a launch date of June 15th.

Twitter consumer Wario64 seems to have uncovered an official Steam product web page for Valve’s Index headset; although the web page has already been taken down, screenshots stay. Because it’s April 1st, we’re on full alert for jokes and outright fakes, particularly almost about a extremely anticipated product about which little official info has been launched. Nonetheless, SteamDB—an enormous third-party database of the whole lot within the Steam catalog—confirms the existence of the Valve Index web page with the exact same header photograph, lending credibility to the authenticity of the screenshots.

Valve Index and Knuckles Pre-orders and Launch Date Confirmed 9Because the web page was apparently not purported to be revealed this early (apparent from the ‘Lorem ipsum’ placeholder textual content), the data might not be ultimate, however right here’s probably the most fascinating bits:

“Ships June 15th”
“Shows. Optics. Audio. Ergo. Expertise the infinite digital worlds of Valve Index”
Point out of pass-through digicam characteristic
GTX 1070 GPU “really useful,” GTX 970 “minimal”

The web page additionally notes “Controllers, Base Stations, and PC required, suggesting that the headset will probably be bought by itself, which might be helpful for customers who already personal controllers and Base Stations from their earlier Vive buy.

We’ve reached out to Valve for touch upon the Index web page and the data therein.

The render on the web page additionally reveals one thing curious—the large rectangular pocket within the entrance of the headset (seen additionally in beforehand leaked images) nonetheless seems fully open, even when hidden behind the semi-translucent cowl. It’s doable that this opening is stuffed in with some element which merely wasn’t a part of this explicit render, nevertheless it more and more looks like the duvet could also be detachable and the hole could also be reserved for aftermarket add-on modules, particularly contemplating the USB port on the proper facet (noticed within the leaked images).

Valve Index and Knuckles Pre-orders and Launch Date Confirmed 10Brightened for element

It might be considerably stunning for this to be the case, contemplating Index appears by all accounts to be a shopper targeted product and never a improvement equipment, however it could be Valve’s effort to future-proof the headset towards VR’s quickly altering sensor panorama.

A placeholder web page for Valve’s upcoming Knuckles controllers was additionally noticed, although it contained nearly no info past the truth that the web page was titled ‘Valve Index Controllers’, which means that the corporate might drop the Knuckles title when it comes time to ship.