Valve will showcase its virtual reality tech in January

By Dave Cook, Tuesday, 19 November 2013 09:22 GMT

Valve has confirmed it will showcase its prototype VR tech during its Steam Dev Days event in Seattle, January 15-16.

It follows Valve’s confirmation of the first Steam Dev Days speakers. Find out who’s speaking through the link.

Now, the event’s schedule has been updated with a lecture called “What VR Could, Should, and Almost Certainly Will Be within Two Years.” It’s being delivered by Valve’s Mike Abrash.

The synopsis reads:

We’ve figured out what affordable Virtual Reality (VR) hardware will be capable of within a couple of years, and assembled a prototype which demonstrates that such VR hardware is capable of stunning experiences. This type of hardware is almost certainly going to appear in short order, and the time to starting developing for it is now. This talk will discuss what the hardware is like, and the kinds of experiences it makes possible. A few attendees will be randomly selected to try out the prototype following the talk.

A second talk, titled “Virtual Reality and Steam” will be delivered by Joe Ludwig and is described as follows:

Come and hear what Valve is working on in Steam to support and promote Virtual Reality (VR) games. This includes a discussion of the Steam Overlay in VR, Steam store changes for VR, and our VR plan for Steamworks.

It appears that Valve is approaching VR seriously. We saw last year that a journalist visiting Valve was able to try the company’s VR goggle tech, and even took time to take a photo of himself wearing them.

What do you make of the above? Let us know.

Via Eurogamer.

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