Valve Index VR headset

It's no real secret that Valve has been working on a new in-house first-party VR headset. Images of their development units were seen back in July 2018. Just this past week, a special page on the Steam Store was discovered that makes it very clear Valve is almost ready to start selling their VR hardware to the world.

The page on Steam tells us that their headset is called the Valve Index and that we can expect to see additional details starting May 2019. That was pretty much all we knew through the weekend. However, earlier today a few additional pages were accidentally made public. These were the actual store pages for the Valve Index.

We now know that Valve Index will feature a few different package deals. You can either buy the headset, controllers, and base stations separately, or as as bundle deal with the headset and controllers, or as a bundle with all three. And while these pages are no longer public facing, they have been screenshot and tracked by SteamDB.

Though the store pages were a bit light on description, they did include some important information about what the new VR headset will include and what the requirements are to use it. One of the biggest takeaways from this is reveal that Valve expects to start shipping out these headsets on June 15, 2019.

  • Headset
  • Integrated Headphones
  • Tether with DisplayPort 1.2 and USB 3.0 Connections
  • Power Adapter
  • Regionalized Power Adapter Plug(s)
  • 2 Face Gaskets (narrow and wide)
  • Cleaning Cloth

  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: Dual Core with Hyper-Threading
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA 970, AMD RX480
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Additional Notes: Available DisplayPort (Version 1.2) and USB (2.0+) Port Required

  • Processor: Quad Core +
  • Graphics: NVIDIA 1070 or better
  • Additional Notes: Available USB (3.0+) Port Required for Headset Pass-Through Camera & USB Port Support
That is specifically for the headset package. The Valve Index Controllers, previously known as the "Knuckles" controller, include both a left and right controller, two USB charging cables, and a cleaning cloth. The Valve Index Base Station includes one Steam VR 2.0 Base Station, a 1 XX-foot power cable, and regionalized power adapter plug(s).

A screenshot of the Valve Index Headset page from before it was hidden can be found below. When Valve finally does decide to reveal the headset, presumably in May, we will hopefully learn some of the more technical details that we're currently lacking (FOV, screen resolution, DPI, etc.).
Valve Index Headset