Valve and Unity are joining forces to make developing games for SteamVR easier, Gabe Newell announced today at the Unity’s Vision VR/AR Summit held today in Hollywood, Calif.
So far, the partnership includes extra developer tools inside the Unity development platform and a rendering plug-in that should improve performance for games developed for SteamVR.
Unity is used by nearly one-third of all game creators. The partnership should help greatly expand the reach of the development tools and, more importantly, bring more titles to SteamVR.
“Valve and Unity are both dedicated to creating the highest quality VR experiences possible,” said John Riccitiello, CEO of Unity. “That means giving developers every possible chance to succeed, and our collaboration with Valve is designed to do just that.”