As an important part of SteamVR, almost all base stations of version 2.0 are assembled in the United States by a company commissioned by Valve. So players who buy the Valve Index package can find “Assembled in the USA” on the back of the base station. Now the situation may change, citing MIXED and the famous XR analyst Brad Lynch, Valve is transferring the production of the 2.0 base station to HTC.
and Valve actually have a very deep relationship in VR. The SteamVR base station 1.0 developed by Valve has been in production at HTC for quite some time. Later, Valve also launched the Valve Index (2019), and at the same time opened up the Lighthouse (2.0). At present, HTC is still mass-producing 1.0 base stations and briefly produced 2.0 base stations when the VIVE Pro was released.Brad Lynch believes that players and companies still have a strong demand for SteamVR, so the transfer of production is conducive to the growth of HTC’s performance. Brad Lynch speculates that it may be the 3.0 version of SteamVR, or the current mainstream camera inside-out tracking solution.