Steam Dev Days, which kicked off this morning, is a closed-door two-day event that includes several sessions with representatives from Valve and other companies like Alienware, Icculus, Intel, Nvidia and AMD. Many of those talks will focus on helping developers prepare to build games for SteamOS, Valve’s new operating system designed for living rooms and based on Linux.
The conference comes at an important time for Valve as the company charges ahead with plans to upend the gaming industry. Just last week at CES, Valve CEO Gabe Newell unveiled 13 hardware partners that will make variations of the Linux-based Steam Machine, optimized for Valve’s dominant Steam computer gaming platform.
And even more recently on Monday, Valve launched a beta virtual reality interface called “SteamVR,” that’s designed for Steam’s Big Picture mode.
It looks like Valve gave all Steam Dev Days attendees its new Steam Controller:
— Bellers (@richardwindell) January 15, 2014
And there appear to be quite a few developers at the conference:
— Devin Reimer (@DevinReimer) January 15, 2014
Steam Dev Days is closed to the press, but we’ll be monitoring the social media streams to see if any news comes out in the next few days.