HP Is Partnering Valve and Microsft To Launch A New VR Headset

Ruben Fields
March 25, 2020

While the HP Reverb was created to work with the Windows Mixed Reality platform, it is compatible with Valve's Steam VR technology - which allows Reverb owners to take advantage of some of best VR Titles available. The new headset is christened the "HP Reverb G2". The company said that the device would offer users a more immersive and comfortable virtual reality experience that it will become the new typical model for the industry.

It looks like Valve and Microsoft aren't done with third-party partnerships in the virtual reality space. And, with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, we suspect it might be months before we see or hear anything else from HP on this front. In a short 15-second teaser sent out by HP, a slight glimpse of the new device is shown along with a tagline of "No compromises". They're coming out with the Next-Gen HP VR Headset.

HP is launching a followup to its Reverb digital actuality headset made in collaboration with Microsoft and Valve. Thanks to the launch of Steam's new Half-Life: Alyx game, people are starting to talk about a new, next-gen VR headset. However, there really hasn't been a ton of excitement around Windows Mixed Reality headsets so far - at least amongst consumers.

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As the headset was just announced, the details of the headset, including the specifications haven't been released as of yet. It's one of the higher-resolution headsets available.

I will note, however, that Windows Mixed Reality has a convenient tracking system and mediocre controllers, while the Valve Index has an inconvenient tracking system and the best controllers in VR.

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