The first day of the Steam Dev Days 2016 is upon us! Devs from all over the world are in Seattle to talk about Steam, VR and more!
If you haven't already, check out Valve's press release for more information on what the Steam Dev Days are all about and what you can expect from the event. We also included a picture of the venue and a look at the goody bag!
As no press is allowed at the event, we'll be collecting information below from various sources (mostly Twitter) as it becomes available.
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You can watch the first 21 minutes on Periscope here courtesy of Michael Kuzmin.
- No VR content announcements from Valve at SDD, but expect something that won't disappoint people in the room next year. (source at 07:43)
- Support for all popular game controllers in the Steam API (source)
- Steam Link will be integrated into new Samsung TVs (source)
- 1000 new VR users on Steam every day (source)
- SteamVR support coming to OSX and Linux (source). Linux VR demos available at the event (source)
- Lighthouse tech still planned to be an open standard (source)
- Next gen Lighthouse basestations coming in 2017 (source)
- A new SteamVR controller is currently in development (source)
- Valve investing in wireless video company (source) for possibly a wireless VR headset in the near future. UploadVR has more.
Text/Slides available here.
- The controller API will be expanded to support other devices than just the Steam Controller starting with the PS4 controller incl gyro and touchpad functionality.
- Players have shared over 1.2 million configurations since launch
- Valve estimates having sold 1 million controllers in early 2017
- The Steam Controller has 27k average daily users
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Not much news at the panel itself, but Valve did show off new prototype SteamVR controllers afterwards.
New Valve controller prototype was really cool. Much closer to having hands in VR vs holding a tool. pic.twitter.com/8LzEkGDEn1— Max W @ SteamDevDays (@mxweas) October 12, 2016
Video Content on Steam
- Steam video is coming to iOS and Android in 2017, will support both streaming and offline playback (source)
- Steam 360 video streaming in partnership with Akamai and Pixvana. (source) Tech demo app is now available.