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Gabe Newell Goes Full Oprah, Gives Audience Free Vives

February 10, 2016 / 2:44 PM

By: Zack O'Neill

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At today’s Unity VR Summit, Gabe Newell had a keynote where he announced that Unity would be partnering with Valve to have official support for Unity through Steam VR. Additionally, Valve will be working on optimization for Unity that will increase fidelity and functionality of VR in the engine.

At the event, Newell explained, “We made many of our Vive demos using Unity, and continue to use it today in VR development. 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.”

All of this was seemingly overshadowed though, by the announcement that every developer at the Summit would be receiving a free Vive. And from what was said, it sounds more like the consumer version than the development kit. So if there’s a lesson to be learned here, it’s that if you’re a developer, you should be making VR games if you want free stuff.

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Zack started working at VGTribune at 15 years old and has been gaming since the the age of 2. He is currently in college studying film and technology with plans to continue in the game industry. He’s also really good at Counter Strike.

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