On the day that Oculus officially started the quests of Quest and Rift S, Gabe Newell’s company took to the field to permanently remove the veils from the Valve Index Viewer.
This is a high-end device that will be sold at a higher price than the competitors. The only viewer will be offered at 539 euros in Italy, while the package containing also the two controllers will be sold for 799 euros. Valve has long been working on three different VR titles, but apparently, nobody will be ready for the launch of Index set for June 28th. We would have expected the publication of at least one of them to accompany the launch of the new hardware, but apparently, Gabe Newell’s company has other plans.
In fact, during the presentation Valve declared that the first headline for internally developed viewers will be published by the end of 2019. He didn’t give more details about it, but he specified that it would also be compatible with other peripherals, like Oculus and HTC Vive. In recent days, someone has suggested that it could be Half-Life VR. The other two titles in development, presumably, will be launched starting next year.
Some gems revealed in today's news: the first "full" VR game made by Valve will release by the end of 2019, will work on any SteamVR-compatible PC VR system. Valve would not comment on their two other previously announced VR games.
— Sam Machkovech (@samred) April 30, 2019