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Valve Announces The Lab, New VR Experience

Valve Corporation sent out a short press release citing that SteamVR Benchmark is not the only piece of VR software the company is working on. During the next week’s Game Developer’s Conference, the company plans to introduce a compilation of different VR demos, targeting their SteamVR platform (read: HTC Vive).

Without further adue, this is the press release in its entirety:


March 7, 2016 — Valve has announced plans to debut “The Lab,” a compilation of new VR experiments, at next week’s Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, CA. Set in a pocket universe of Aperture Science, “The Lab” offers multiple ways to enjoy room-scale VR. It will be offered free of charge via Steam this spring. More information will be made available next week at GDC.”

Yep, that’s the whole Press Release, and we have to admit it’s kinda nice – no ‘leading company in the world nut production’, no ‘we’re environmentally leading company’, ‘voted top employer by free-range squirrels’ and so on, and so forth.

While we are all waiting, this is a small teaser of how will the SteamVR user interface look like: