Thanks to a recent datamine, information's been discovered suggesting that the Valve Index successor is a standalone VR headset, similar to Oculus Quest 2.
Speaking in a new YouTube video, Brad "SadlyItsBradley" Lynch explained how they've found a driver file referred to by codename "Deckard", letting users play VR without a PC. During this deep-dive, he advised that a folder called "VRLink" was spotted, containing “an entire library of stuff, related to a Wi-Fi driver or device."
Reports Suggest Valve Index's Successor Will Be a Standalone VR Headset
Supposedly compatible with several types of WiFi connections, Lynch advises that he's uncovered a secret internal menu called "Standalone System Layer", stating this is "exactly what it says." Across this video, Lynch outlines further evidence pointing to the existence of this headset.,
What isn't clear is whether Deckard will be able to function alone like the Quest 2, or if its just a means of wirelessly connection to your PC through WiFi. With Valve currently focused on Steam Deck, it seems unlikely we'll get an update anytime soon, but we'll keep you informed as we learn more,