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Washingon gaming firm Valve expects virtual reality to flourish in two years

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January 20
7:41 AM 2014

Gaming firm Valve believes that amazing consumer-friendly virtual reality products are just two years away, according to TechCrunch.

Michael Abrash, industry vet and virtual reality research team member at Valve, gave a talk on Steam Developer Day. He said that virtual reality headsets will be out on the consumer market within a couple of years. The Oculus Rift is already on its way there, although it is still much more suited for developers rather than consumers, the report said.

According to Abrash, virtual reality products still have to solve some of its biggest challenges including too low resolution, wireless technology, head tracking, and manual and physical parts adjustment, the report detailed.

Valve has crafted its own prototype headsets, but is not bent on competing with Oculus. Rather, the team shares what they learn with Oculus. Abrash believes Oculus will be able to produce the first mainstream virtual reality headset, the report stated.

The virtual reality gaming industry will become big once its technology has been developed into a console-friendly version, TechCrunch reported.

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