Valve releasing virtual reality SDK next week

Valve releasing virtual reality SDK next week
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

January 9th 2014 at 11:20AM

Steam Machines software development kit to be unveiled during Steam Dev Days

Valve is just days away from releasing its own virtual reality software development kit, according to studio game designer Brian Coomer.

Speaking to the BBC, Coomer said the SDK would offer developers a standard method to provide an interface for virtual reality controllers.

Valve is expected to showcase the SDK and release it during the Steam Dev Days Conference next week, which takes place between January 14th and 15th.

It is believed Valve is working on its own virtual reality technology, but will also support the Oculus Rift.

"There's also technology in development at Valve based around head-tracking and headset manufacture and design," he says.

"We are working with other companies right now but we have not made any specific announcements."

As well as a VR SDK, Valve is expected to release a new toolset to assist developers with the creation of games for its Steam Machines, which uses the SteamOS and a unique haptic controller.