The prototype will be available for developers to try on at Valve's booth during GDC, with feedback influencing the final design of the commercial version.
Because LG's supposed headset is still in the prototype phase, details such as a release date, price, or region availability have been left unannounced.
What can we expect?
Promising a "high fidelity, next generation VR experience" and given the gaming-heavy focus of GDC, (as opposed to the Mobile World Congress, which is also going down this week) it's likely LG is working on a full-scale VR headset for PCs akin to the HTC Vive.
At the time of writing, the Vive is the only headset currently taking advantage of Valve's Steam-powered virtual reality platform, though the gaming giant has stressed that the Vive wouldn't be alone for long.
LG's headset could allow for more ways to try out Valve's platform other than dropping $799/£689/€899 on HTC's headset (or having to switch to another platform entirely, like the Oculus Rift.)
GDC 2017 runs from February 27 through March 3, giving us ample chance to learn more what LG has in mind for virtual reality, as well as what else may be in store at the show (we're looking at you, Windows Holographic.)
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