A new VR-only version of the Oculus Rift is on its way, and it looks like Valve is making a move towards a virtual reality version of its popular Portal 2 mod.
The new version of Portal 2 is set to be released later this year, and Valve has been making a big push for a VR version since Valve announced its plans to release a VR-ready version of Half-Life 2.
Valve is also working with Oculus on the Oculus VR team.
This week, Valve’s VP of VR Chris Wilson revealed that the company is working with Valve on a VR headset, and he has said that Valve is developing a VR mod for the Rift.
“We are currently working with a bunch of people on a mod that will be coming out with Valve later this fall, and we’re excited about it,” Wilson told GamesBeat.
“I can tell you that it’s very ambitious.
It will be something that’s very different from anything Valve has done before.
And we want to be able to deliver on that.
That’s why we’re developing a new version, it’s going to be very different than the last one, and that’s why you’re seeing it coming out.”
Wilson was asked if the new version was VR-specific.
“Absolutely not,” he replied.
“There’s a lot of VR, and a lot more VR that we haven’t been able to get on there yet, but we want that for the community, so that’s the direction we’re going in.
And if you look at the history of the VR community, you know that you don’t see a lot.
You see very small community, really focused on making the experience better for their VR system.
So it’s exciting to see something like this come along.”
Wilson continued: “If we’re able to make it work for VR that has been around for quite some time, we’re definitely going to make that happen.”
“We’re definitely working on VR and we have a lot in mind,” Wilson said, adding that Valve has a lot to offer the community that it hasn’t yet found a way to deliver to them.
“But we want them to see the value that Valve brings to the table.”
Wilson said Valve has already started work on the mod, but that he is not ready to share any specifics just yet.
“I have to tell you, I don’t want to tell people too much right now, but I’m really excited about what’s going on.
There’s a ton of VR stuff we’re working on right now that we’re not ready for, but there’s so much that’s still out there.”
Wilson also told Gamesbeat that Valve will be working on a lot for the VR ecosystem, and the future of VR is “just getting started.”
“I want to see this community flourish, and I want to give people that they can build their experiences on.
I think Valve is really a fantastic company.
We’re going to build a VR experience that will stand the test of time,” he said.”
And we have tons of great ideas, and there are a lot that we’ll be working with.”