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Valve Corporation, the company responsible for producing video-game titles like the "Team Fortress 2" and "Portal" is joining the race towards virtual-reality-gaming as it announces its very own virtual reality hardware called the "SteamVR." The company added that it will be unveiling the device on the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco next week.

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Steam has previously denied its interest towards virtual reality and has insisted that it has no plans of joining the bandwagon anytime soon. However, many analysts were skeptical about the company's plan towards the virtual reality market especially when it presented a demo on the Steam Dev Days held on January 2014.

Many developers who were able to get their hands on the company's VR experiments were very impressed about its holodeck-levels of immersion, however some testers said that the tech was very rough and needs a full-room setup in order to fully maximize its functions, according to Engadget.

In addition to this, Valve is also involved in the development of its very own "Steam Machine," the PC gaming project that plans to upgrade PC gaming by bringing it right into the living room. In addition to this, Valve is also in development of a special gaming focused operating system called the SteamOS.

Valve said in a statement released on Monday, "Steam is bringing the best games and user-generated content to exciting new destinations. At GDC 2015, we'll be giving demos of the refined Steam Controller, new living room devices, and a previously-unannounced SteamVR hardware system."

The announcement added that the company is also looking for virtual reality content creators. Valve is also encouraging developers to sign up in order to test its systems in the upcoming GDC event, according to CNet.