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Native Support of SteamVR Extends Reach of Unity Developers
BELLEVUE, WA and SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 10, 2016) - Valve and Unity Technologies today announced a new collaboration to offer native support for SteamVR in the Unity Platform, giving developers new reach at no extra cost. Additionally, a new VR rendering plug-in has been added to further enhance functionality.
Integration of the SteamVR code delivers native support for Valve's upcoming SteamVR platform to all of Unity's developers. Beyond SteamVR support, Valve has developed an advanced SteamVR rendering plug-in for Unity that allows for enhanced fidelity and performance, bringing consumers more realistic experiences.
"We made many of our Vive demos using Unity, and continue to use it today in VR development," said Gabe Newell, Co-Founder and MD, Valve. "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."
"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."
In addition to the software announcement, Valve will be delivering talks at the Vision VR/AR Summit taking place at the Loews Hotel in Hollywood from February 10-11, 2016. Valve will furnish every developer attending Vision with an HTC Vive Pre, the latest SteamVR development system. For more information please visit http://visionsummit2016.com/
About Unity Technologies
Unity Technologies is the creator of a flexible and high-performance end-to-end development platform used to create rich interactive 2D, 3D, VR and AR experiences. Unity's powerful graphics engine and full-featured editor serve as the foundation to develop beautiful games or apps and easily bring them to multiple platforms: mobile devices, home entertainment systems, personal computers, and embedded systems. Unity also offers solutions and services for creating games, boosting productivity, and connecting with audiences including the Unity Asset Store, Unity Cloud Build, Unity Analytics, Unity Ads, and Unity Everyplay. Unity Technologies serves over 4.5 million registered developers including large publishers, indie studios, students and hobbyists around the globe. For more information, visit: http://unity3d.com.