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Steam going for Virtual Reality?

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From 15-16 January, Valve will be hosting their Steam Dev Days, an opportunity for developers to discuss the future of Steam, as well as get some hands on time with SteamOS and Steam Machines. Yet this year, there seems to be a focus on Virtual Reality.

Of the 14 sessions scheduled, three of them are focused on VR, looking at the following topics:

  • What VR Could, Should, and Almost Certainly Will Be within Two Years
  • Virtual Reality and Steam
  • Porting games to Virtual Reality

I’m particularly interested in the link between VR and Steam, with that talk looking how Steam is going to support and promote VR games. According to the session description:

This includes a discussion of the Steam Overlay in VR, Steam store changes for VR, and our VR plan for Steamworks.

Considering the shift towards Linux and open design, I would assume that this wouldn’t just be support for the Oculus, but for any VR experience that is developed. Still, it would be awesome if the Steam Machines and controllers were designed to work well with VR headsets. Although, I can even imagine how overwhelming my Steam backlog would be in VR.

I actually managed to play a First-Person game for about 30 minutes last night, a new personal record for me. I’m curious if VR headsets would induce the same motion sickness problems I have. I’m definitely interested in giving it a shot – there are a couple games coming to Oculus that look really impressive. If the Oculus gets some great Steam support, it will certainly go a long way towards helping it gain some mainstream momentum.

Last Updated: November 19, 2013


  1. John's (JJ's) Annihilation

    November 19, 2013 at 10:08

    • Kromas

      November 19, 2013 at 10:12

      Love this song and you made my day.


      • Her Highness the Hipster

        November 19, 2013 at 10:37

        so much agree! love this song – day instantly better


    • HvR

      November 19, 2013 at 10:22

      It seems if you want to see the future of entertainment you watch Jamiroquai music videos.

      My favorite song Deeper Underground did the whole 3D movie thing 10 years before Avatar.


      • John's (JJ's) Annihilation

        November 19, 2013 at 10:30

        Cool song that.


  2. Wayne

    November 19, 2013 at 10:17

    New release steamy hot sex!


    • MrRadiolips

      November 19, 2013 at 10:25

      Steamen or Steamina….mmmmaybe!! lol


      • Wayne

        November 19, 2013 at 10:25

        Joystick not included


        • MrRadiolips

          November 19, 2013 at 10:26

          USB cock rings lol


  3. Alien Emperor Trevor

    November 19, 2013 at 10:23

    No thanks. VR is still a gimmick.


    • MrRadiolips

      November 19, 2013 at 10:28

  4. Wayne

    November 19, 2013 at 10:24

    The really nice thing about all this new hardware coming out they have a full blown operating system running on the backbone , that will be opening allot of doors for fast development with more OOP Programming languages , Indie Gaming will get a nice boost


  5. HvR

    November 19, 2013 at 10:26

    VR is from the devil


  6. Captain GUZ

    November 19, 2013 at 11:06

    VR troppers


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