About 1/3 of Valve is working on VR

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It would appear that Valve is not standing Idly as the VR market has now officially kicked off this year.
According to Alen Yates on Reddit, who is the lead in Valve’s VR division:  “It has since grown to encompass about a third of the company, but the key individuals that solved most of the really hard technological problems and facilitated this generation of consumer headsets are still here working on the next generation.”

“It is really exciting solving these very fundamental deeply-technical problems every day. VR is by far the most interesting and challenging field I have ever worked in. The team is very multidisciplinary, you never really do stuff that is officially in your wheelhouse, and that is fricking awesome,” Yates enthused.

Most educated guesses puts this at about 100 employees considering that Valve is about 300-350 strong.

So far, outside of working with HTC for the Vive, and the game ” The Lab”, there has mostly just been VR related tools released.  There stands reason to believe there is a more solid and larger game in the works by Valve, but they’re not giving any info on it just yet.

Looks like it’s wait and see, though hopefully not as long that particularly infamous wait that’s 10 years and counting!

 

-Adilaris