Valve’s trailer for SteamVR and HTC Vive is just delightful

By Brenna Hillier, Wednesday, 6 April 2016 01:40 GMT

$800 is a tough sell, but Valve’s taking an excellent crack at it.

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SteamVR launched today alongside the HTC Vive. But releasing hardware and games into the wild is only the start of the work ahead if this platform is gonna stick.

How do you convince people VR’s worth their time and interest? Strapping them into a headset is a very good start, but you can’t reach everyone that way. What’s the answer?

This trailer from Valve speaks to the problem directly, and then goes on to do a wonderful job of tackling it. Behold the wonder and the glories of SteamVR:

Video games, amirite?

The world is full of virtual reality naysayers, and Vive is the most expensive of the headsets we’ve seen so far, but there’s no denying this launch has generated a lot of hype (just look at the way demand has outstripped supply).

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