"The Lab" - New Valve Title/Experience for the HTC Vive

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  1. KubeKing

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    In a press email, Valve announced a new experience for the HTC Vive. Titled "The Lab," this free game will bring players back to an Aperture Laboratories pocket universe. More info to be revealed at GDC next week.

    Polygon article

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  2. The Siphon

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    Finally a new game from Valve! Its nice that it works without VR, but damn, VR portal experience would be awesome. Shame that they don't sell VR headsets in retail stores here in Finland.
     
  3. Vel0city

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    It's not a game. More of a tech demo.
     
  4. The Siphon

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    Oh, well that sucks. 3 years since last Valve game...
     
  5. KubeKing

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    I would say... probably a tech demo/set of experiences. The press release was pretty ambiguous, but most sources are reporting that this isn't a full-fledged title.
     
  6. YM

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    The aperture robot repair demo is a tech demo, The Lab will be a full game. Albeit probably a very small game, but a full game none the less.
     
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  7. Vel0city

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    "compilation of new VR experiments" sounds like a VR demo to me though, like the Aperture Robot Repair demo.

    We'll see tomorrow when GDC kicks off (if they announce it tomorrow).
     
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  9. The Siphon

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    I think I should link this here.
    Gameplay of The Lab, Valve said no recording allowed, no idea how they recorded this.
     
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  10. Vel0city

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    Well, not with permission, that's how :)
     
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  11. KubeKing

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    Quite funny, but in all seriousness, in a closed, press-focused event like GDC, I'm very surprised someone take footage.
     
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    Those are some very nice looking rocks.