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Valve Showcasing New VR Prototypes At Steam Dev Days

Valve Showcasing New VR Prototypes At Steam Dev Days

New VR peripherals will be shown off at Steam Dev Days this week as developers gather in Seattle, Washington for two days of meetings and sessions covering the latest “tools, services, and hardware in production for 2017 and beyond.”

“VR peripheral prototypes will be made available for demonstration and design collaboration with attendees,” a statement from Valve reads.

According to Valve, more than 600 VR experiences have been published on Steam already and more than 300 licensees are working with the company’s innovative SteamVR Tracking system, which could find uses “ranging from entertainment VR to automotive to televisions and toys.” Many of these systems could ship next year. We’ve seen a number of interesting ideas for VR accessories that might work with SteamVR Tracking, but the technology could have a lot of potential beyond VR as well.

Here’s the full statement from Valve about Steam Dev Days:

VALVE HOSTING STEAM DEV DAYS

Summit for Desktop, Living Room, and VR Content Creation

October 11, 2016 – Happening this Wednesday and Thursday in Seattle, WA, Steam Dev Days gives content creators a chance to share their experiences using Steam and attend briefings about new tools, services, and hardware in production for 2017 and beyond.

Celebrating over 10 years since the first third-party title was launched on the platform, developers have published over 10,000 titles on Steam for Windows PC, Linux, Mac and multiple VR systems.

Support for VR was introduced just six months ago, yet developers have already published over 600 VR experiences via Steam for those using multiple VR systems, including OpenVR.

Complementing the title and revenue growth, the adoption of SteamVR Tracking continues with over 300 licensees planning to incorporate the technology for a variety of uses, ranging from entertainment VR to automotive to televisions and toys. Many of these are targeted to ship in 2017.

The two-day event will feature keynotes from third parties and Valve, who will be discussing near-term and long-term expansions to Steam. In addition, new VR peripheral prototypes will be made available for demonstration and design collaboration with attendees.

About Steam Dev Days

Steam Dev Days is a two-day developers’ conference where professionals can meet in a relaxed, off the record environment. Developers will share their design and industry expertise, participate in panel discussions, and attend lectures by industry veterans on a variety of topics. Attendees will also have direct access to Valve’s Steam Team, and will be given a chance to test-drive and provide feedback on new VR prototypes.

For more information, please visit http://www.steamdevdays.com/

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