Valve is comfortable with VR being a complete failure

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If virtual reality turns out to be a complete failure, Valve head Gabe Newell would be fine with the outcome.

Speaking to Polygon, Newell said Valve is “comfortable” with the possibility.

“We’re optimistic. We think VR is going great. It’s going in a way that’s consistent with our expectations,” he said.

“We’re also pretty comfortable with the idea that it will turn out to be a complete failure.”

Valve developed the HTC Vive VR system in partnership with HTC and supports VR games on its online PC platform Steam.

Newell said there are around 1,300 VR-based applications on Steam, and 30 of those have made more than $250,000 in revenue.

This article first appeared on MyBroadband and is republished with permission.

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  • Dead_Lemon

    This is a very click baity article and out of context. The actual interview with valve, on youtube channel ‘Valve News Network’, valve is very positive with the adaption of VR and states far better VR headsets. Including higher resolution displays at 200Hz and wireless headsets. They also state that there are many developers excited and developing games.

  • Dead_Lemon

    Valve also confirms they are working on 3 new titles.

Valve is comfortable with VR being a complete failure

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