VISION SUMMIT DAY1 Announcement: HTC Vive Pre For All Attending Developers, Unity Native Support For SteamVR, Rift Purchase W/ 4 Month Unity Pro
Today during keynote session of the Vision VR/AR Summit, 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 plugin has been added to further enhance functionality.
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.”
“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.”
Unity Technologies CEO John Riccitiello
Unity CEO John Riccitiello went on to discuss the news during the Vision Summit opening keynote!
“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.”
Free HTC Vive Pre Developer’s Kit For Every Attending Developers
Gabe Newell, the founder of Valve has made the most exciting announcement of VISION SUMMIT 2016 Day1 on a giant screen, that Valve will give away a set of HTC Vive Pre developer’s kit to all developers attending Vision Summit!
Oculus Announcement @ VISION SUMMIT
Oculus founder Palmer Lucky was last to went on stage and delivered another big announcement of Day1! Lucky announced in his keynote “We’re offering a free 4 month trial of Unity Pro with every Rift pre-order!” Four month Unity Pro subscription would normally cost you $300 USD, a huge extra bonus for Rift purchasers!
“For virtual reality, we knew a lot of the best ideas and applications weren’t going to come from people that you could predict, it was gonna come from people who would create things you wouldn’t expect.” Lucky @ VISION SUMMIT
“We’ve shipped a couple hundred thousand developer kits, and that’s nothing compared to what we plan on doing this year.” Lucky @ VISION SUMMIT
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.
Microsoft Project X-Ray Demo
Microsoft HoloLens team will also be onsite offering Vision attendees a chance to demo Project X-Ray, an exploration of gaming on HoloLens. To reserve for the demo, shoot them an email: firstname.lastname@example.org Please note that priority will be given to attendees who have previously applied for the Development Edition.
VISION SUMMIT EVENT INFO
Event Guide and Details: https://goo.gl/39UktH
Full Report: https://goo.gl/cZiAWA
First Round & Final Round VISION VR/AR Awards Judges: https://goo.gl/JBHO76
VISION VR/AR Awards Finalists: https://goo.gl/2M5heA
Keynote Speakers: https://goo.gl/0fApbX
VISION SUMMIT Showcase Project: https://goo.gl/Sqewpj