Vive VR headset is a victim of Valve Time, now set for 2016 release

— 9:06 AM on August 28, 2015

Valve is not a company known to rush its products to release, so much so that the company's release dates are now half-jokingly said to be in Valve Time. Now this space-time warp has claimed another victim: the company's Vive VR headset, designed in partnership with HTC.

According to, a Valve press statement made during PAX Prime indicates the headset will be delayed. Only "a limited quantity of community and developer systems" will be available by the end of this year. A general release is now planned for Q1 2016—in actual Gregorian calendar time, we hope.

Those plans are in contrast with the original release timeline for this year's holiday season. Hitting that date could have been a boon to Valve, as its headset would have launched before Oculus's Rift and Sony's Project Morpheus. Perhaps all the jokes about the Vive headset being released in conjunction with Half-Life 3 had a kernel of truth in them, after all.

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