Valve CEO Gabe Newell announced via a pre-recorded video at Vision Summit 2016 Unity will gain native support for SteamVR, thus allowing developers to signficnatly expand what they’re capable of.
“Valve and Unity are both dedicated to creating the highest quality VR experiences possible,” said John Riccitiello, CEO Unity Technologies. “That means giving developers every possible chance to succeed, and our collaboration with Valve is designed to do just that.”
“We made many of our Vive demos using Unity, and continue to use it today in VR development”, said Newell. “Through that process, and in working with VR developers, we found some opportunities to make Unity even more robust and powerful for us and really want to share those benefits with all VR content creators.”
Newell also announced everyone attending the show will receive their own HTC Vive.