Valve Announces Steam Developer Conference

It's been an exciting couple of weeks for Valve. The company has announced the new SteamOS, a Steam Machines program for prototype testing, and a new controller. Now, the company is hoping to foster development for its new platform with its very own developer conference.

Announced this morning, the two-day event will be called 'Steam Dev Days' and will take place in January of 2014 in Seattle. Right now, it's dated for January 15 and 16, right after the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Steam is pitching this as a place professionals can meet in an 'off the record environment' that will see developers and industry veterans come together to talk and share their thoughts on everything from game economies and VR, to Linux/OpenGL, and user-generated content. Attending developers will also have direct access to Valve's Steam Team and will be given a chance to test-drive and provide feedback on Steam OS, prototype Steam Machines and Steam Controllers.

Registrations are being done through eventbrite; there's a fee of $95 per person. Space is limited so you better hop to it if you want in!

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  • rokit
    Valve is making serious moves. I still have alittle believe in them. For now the whole idea with consoles that are infact PCs in alot of different configurations looks strange.
  • ubercake
    If they can pull this off - getting AAA titles on the platform and actually selling units - it will be good for every gamer out there.

    This paradigm of having only two choices (CPUs, GPUs, Consoles, Cable companies, Political affiliations, etc...) has to end for real competition to proceed.
  • frillybob101
    Half Life-3 confirmed?