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More teasers appear for upcoming Valve hardware

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Just recently I wrote about potential new hardware coming from Valve related to "Galileo" and "Sephiroth" that could be a Steam Deck refresh or new VR kit. Now we have basic initial details on a device being certified in South Korea.

We still have no idea what it will be, so this is all pure speculation as usual until Valve actually announce something.

This next one comes from Brad Lynch on X, who found it. The certification (translated) dated August 28th reads:

Specific low-power wireless devices (wireless devices for wireless access systems including wireless LAN (5150-5350 MHz, 5470-5850 MHz frequency band))

Not really much at all to go on, except whatever this is it will have 5GHz WiFi. Many devices have WiFi capabilities including the Steam Deck, so it's still not much.

Doesn't really point either way to it being a Steam Deck refresh or the long leaked Deckard VR headset. However, from patents, we did see previously the Deckard VR kit will have a standalone mode so perhaps this is related to that? On top of that, we've seen Valve begin to improve SteamVR for Linux again recently so I am definitely leaning more into this all being work towards the successor to the Index.

Additionally, Lynch also noticed that there's actually a Valve Galilieo-specific mirror of Steam OS that's password protected. 

Clearly, Valve are up to something. What do you think it will end up being?

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Mohandevir Sep 8, 2023
I posted too fast on the initial article...

https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2023/09/linux-updates-tease-valve-galileo-and-sephiroth-steam-deck-refresh-or-new-vr/comment_id=249460


Last edited by Mohandevir on 8 September 2023 at 3:38 pm UTC
sophiee Sep 8, 2023
it's gotta be project deckard, i'm just trying not to get my hopes too high but i tend to love valve hardware-steam controller, index, and of course steam deck !
pb Sep 8, 2023
SteamDeck-based-standalone-VR pretty please.
helloCLD Sep 8, 2023
Really hoping for a new VR kit. My Index is starting to show it's age, would love to upgrade it.
Mohandevir Sep 8, 2023
Could it be both? Steam Deck refresh and the same refreshed board in the Deckard?
Mountain Man Sep 8, 2023
I want a Steam Controller 2 that has the same control layout as the Steam Deck.
Lofty Sep 8, 2023
im kind of surprised Valve have not jumped on the glasses as a giant HD TV screen thing yet plugged into the deck.

https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2023/05/nreal-air-and-steam-deck-together-quite-mind-blowing/

Something like that, but affordable and not requiring a specific prescription to be made in order to get them to play nice with people who wear glasses. Not everyone wants a bulky VR headset, but a HD 70 - 120" in front of your face laying on the couch or in bed at night requiring just one cable to the deck would be pretty cool if priced right.

i "think" these types of devices can still do 3D i.e. depth perception or can be used as a dual monitor (with some slight tracking to look left and right ??) Now a real 3D image even if its not tracked like in VR would look amazing. I don't want 'AR' or any of that other jazz and no cameras or microphones on the damn thing.

Im too old to jump around with a VR headset on and im not even that old.


Last edited by Lofty on 8 September 2023 at 3:23 pm UTC
Solarwing Sep 8, 2023
Valve, give us a Steam Deck 2 which also would be Thor's new legendary hammer against evil M$ empire!! Steam deck 2 and Thunder!!! For Odin!!! for Asgard!!! if Valve make this wish come true for us, we the noble Linux warriors will heed the call and buy a golden Steam deck 2 - even it would mean a environmental bankruptcy for us!!!So let us hope for the best.
Pyretic Sep 8, 2023
Quoting: Loftyim kind of surprised Valve have not jumped on the glasses as a giant HD TV screen thing yet plugged into the deck.

https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2023/05/nreal-air-and-steam-deck-together-quite-mind-blowing/

Something like that, but affordable and not requiring a specific prescription to be made in order to get them to play nice with people who wear glasses. Not everyone wants a bulky VR headset, but a HD 70 - 120" in front of your face laying on the couch or in bed at night requiring just one cable to the deck would be pretty cool if priced right.

i "think" these types of devices can still do 3D i.e. depth perception or can be used as a dual monitor (with some slight tracking to look left and right ??) Now a real 3D image even if its not tracked like in VR would look amazing. I don't want 'AR' or any of that other jazz and no cameras or microphones on the damn thing.

Im too old to jump around with a VR headset on and im not even that old.

I feel like thats too niche of a product for an already niche product.
Lofty Sep 8, 2023
Quoting: Pyretic
Quoting: Loftyim kind of surprised Valve have not jumped on the glasses as a giant HD TV screen thing yet plugged into the deck.

https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2023/05/nreal-air-and-steam-deck-together-quite-mind-blowing/

Something like that, but affordable and not requiring a specific prescription to be made in order to get them to play nice with people who wear glasses. Not everyone wants a bulky VR headset, but a HD 70 - 120" in front of your face laying on the couch or in bed at night requiring just one cable to the deck would be pretty cool if priced right.

i "think" these types of devices can still do 3D i.e. depth perception or can be used as a dual monitor (with some slight tracking to look left and right ??) Now a real 3D image even if its not tracked like in VR would look amazing. I don't want 'AR' or any of that other jazz and no cameras or microphones on the damn thing.

Im too old to jump around with a VR headset on and im not even that old.

I feel like thats too niche of a product for an already niche product.

Probably yea. Maybe il wait for a 3rd party vendor to make one.
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