In a quite unexpected alliance, Valve and HTC have announced a collaboration VR headset project called Vive.

“The Vive headset was developed in conjunction with Valve, creators of such ground-breaking games as Portal and Half-Life. HTC manufactures some of the finest consumer electronics on the planet and Valve is an unrivaled architect of virtual worlds, so you know the collaboration is something special. Vive is powered by Valve’s SteamVR so plenty of games that take advantage of its capabilities will soon be available on the Steam service.”

Featuring a 1,200 x 1080 screen with refresh rates of up to 90 frames per second – the Vive powered by SteamVR also comes with a base station that wireless tracks the player’s physical location so you can walk in the VR world.

More information about the HTC Vive is available here and please Gabe, Half-Life 3 VR.