A brand new patent that was submitted to the USA Patent and Trademark Workplace by the Valve Company reveals an summary and blueprints of a rumored new digital actuality headset that’s just like the Meta Quest and Quest 2.
The patent was submitted in December of 2021 and was revealed on June 16, 2022. The 53-page doc consists of an summary describing the bodily product and pictures of the headsets’ elements. The product will not be named, nevertheless it does have a title of “Head-Mounted Show.”
Valve VR Headset Patent (June 2022)
The summary describes the product as having “a entrance having a show housing and a again having rear housing. A primary member extends between the entrance and the again and is adjustable through an actuation of a primary rotatable actuator and a primary cabling mechanism.
“A second member extends between the entrance and the again and is adjustable through an actuation of a second rotatable actuator and a second cabling mechanism. A 3rd member extends between the back and front and is adjustable through the actuation of the second rotatable actuator and a 3rd cabling mechanism.”
As with most patents, the summary serves as extra of a typed-out blueprint than an outline of the product itself, however the pictures may trace at what a possible new VR headset from Valve may appear like.
In 2019, Valve released the Index, its most up-to-date VR system. As beforehand talked about, rumors have lengthy been swirling that the company is working on another device — a standalone headset code-named “Deckard,” which might compete with the Meta Quest and Quest 2.
As reported by IGN in 2021, YouTuber Brad Lynch (SadlyItsBradley) discovered a number of references to a tool codenamed “Deckard” inside Valve’s SteamVR code. Lynch famous that the data he discovered signifies a number of iterations of the headset exist, together with a “proof of idea” model, which was final up to date in June.
Ars Technica had confirmed these particulars as truth, however solely by way of merchandise that Valve was at present making from inside its headquarters, including that these merchandise don’t at all times get a retail launch.
As with this patent, it is essential to notice that this isn’t a product launch affirmation, however it may be inferred that Valve has one thing within the works. Whether or not it will hit retailer cabinets stays to be seen.
Diego Ramos Bechara is a contract author at IGN.