Valve just released this press release (below) regarding the Steam Dev Days 2016, teasing near and long-term expansions to Steam and some new VR peripherals.
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/
Chet also shared a picture of the main hall that Valve will be using this year.
@MichaelAllar posted a picture of the goody bag contents. (Though amongst last years goodies there was a Gigabyte BRIX Pro.. wonder if Valve has a surprise up their sleeves for this edition!)
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