Steam Dev Days, Valve’s annual developer conference, just started and from the tweets we’ve seen (no press allowed!) VR is getting the star treatment this year already.
According to press release sent out yesterday, visitors to Steam Dev Days “will be given a chance to test-drive and provide feedback on new VR prototypes.” So far we’ve seen a few slides come out of the event teasing SteamVR-compatible hand controllers and a new basestation in the works.
AltspaceVR’s ‘Cymatic’ Bruce Wooden got as quick snap of the slide showing what appears to be SteamVR hand controllers in various form-factors, including a very curious controller that seems to wrap around the back of your hand so you can keep your palm open, and not constantly grasping the controller.
Latest steamvr prototype stays in hand, allowing the virtual dropping of objects. Exciting innovation! pic.twitter.com/DcLkVeav8a
— Cymatic Bruce (@CymaticBruce) October 12, 2016
PlutoVR’s Shawn Whiting tweeted out a slide about the upcoming (and unrevealed) SteamVR basestation due out sometime in 2017. Could it mean another room-scale headset is around the corner?
— Shawn Whiting (@shawncwhiting) October 12, 2016
We’ll be keeping our eyes out for more tweets and clandestine periscopes of all things VR to come from Steam Dev Days.