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Join us,” says the first line of Valve’s newly redesigned website—in big bold red letters—bringing its look more in line with 2010’s design language than the previous version that screamed ‘late 2000’s’. Along with the new look is a clear emphasis on hardware as a central part of Valve’s future, with VR positioned as the cutting edge of the company’s work.
For those not paying attention to the emergence of consumer VR over the last five years, you should know that Valve has played a key role. While HTC makes and markets the Vive, many of the headset’s foundational technologies were created at Valve.
Meanwhile, the company’s open SteamVR platform has become a leading marketplace for VR content, serving the Vive, Rift, and other headsets too. And while the company has seemed at times gung-ho about VR, their infamous ‘done when it’s ready’ approach has perhaps made it seem from the outside like their interest in the tech is waning, especially after the departure of one of Valve’s most publicly active VR evangelists, Chet Faliszek, back in 2017.
And then there’s the hotly anticipated ‘Knuckles’ controllers, which the company showed off more than a year and a half ago but has yet to launch. But Valve’s revamped website, launched this week, offers fresh insight into the company’s focus and mission, including their dedication to building hardware, VR and otherwise. Seen on the new About page, a large section dedicated to the company’s hardware efforts highlights the Steam Controller and Steam Link. Read more from roadtovr.com…
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