Valve will launch its own virtual reality SDK next week at Steam Dev Days conference

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By on January 10, 2014 at 12:03 pm

A new report by the BBC suggests that Valve are just “days away” from launching their own software development kit for virtual reality gaming.

Valve designer Brian Coomer explained that “Steam is in a unique position to be this intermediary between hardware and software and users.”

“Without that its going to be hard for any device to get any serious traction.”

Whatever Valve are offering won’t be specific to the Oculus Rift, though Coomer says their partnership with Oculus is “well known”.

“There’s also technology in development at Valve based around head-tracking and headset manufacture and design,” he said. “We are working with other companies right now but we have not made any specific announcements.”

Steam Dev Days kicks off on January 14.

Source: BBC via Kotaku AU

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That’s pretty cool.

 
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