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Wearable Tech

​LG and Valve are working on a VR headset

LG's displays are going to be put to use in a new headset demoed in San Francisco this week.

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LG looks like another upcoming player in the VR landscape.

LG is developing a VR head-mounted display, Valve said in a release Monday. A prototype of the headset will be demonstrated at Valve's booth at the Game Developer Conference in San Francisco this week.

LG experimented with VR in a pair of mobile goggles about a year ago, but the headset Valve described sounds PC-connected and compatible with Steam VR. The LG prototype is designed to "deliver a high fidelity, next generation VR experience," according to Valve.

Valve confirmed with CNET that the LG VR headset is a "stand-alone, SteamVR-compatible unit for use with desktops." We're waiting to hear back from LG, who we also reached out to for comment.

Valve's efforts in VR are geared toward multiple hardware partners: Valve head Gabe Newell has discussed plans for future hardware before, and Valve's Lighthouse tracking system was opened up to third-party developers last year.

Price and availability for LG's VR headset will be announced at a later date.

Update, Feb. 28 at 12:17 p.m. ET: Adds comments from Valve.