Fresh off the announcement that Valve is working with HTC on a VR headset comes another reveal from the company that once made video games. Valve is currently working on what it is calling the Lighthouse room-scale tracking system, and it preparing to share the technology with other manufacturers.
Details are light on what the system does, but it supposedly brings “high resolution, high-speed tracking” that is required for a good VR experience. Valve Hardware Engineer Alan Yates says that the system is cheap enough to integrate into other devices, like TVs, monitors, headsets, and mobile
However, Valve is making the technology “freely” available to manufacturers who want to use it. This could have been the reason for the creation of the HTC Vive headset that was shown off at MWC in Barcelona. At this rate, we could potentially see more VR headsets appear on the market.