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Valve Announces Hardware and Software at GDC

Category: Gaming
Posted: 05:50PM

Earlier this week, we posted about the Vive virtual reality headset from Valve, addressing rumors from late last month. The Vive wasn't the only piece of hardware that Valve brought to GDC, as the Steam Link streaming device made its first appearance. The Link will stream games from an existing PC or Mac on your network to a television at up to 1080p 60Hz. The streaming feature will make it easy for gamers that want to play games on their larger screens without moving their computers next to their TVs. Multiplayer games could benefit most from the expanded viewing area. The Steam Link will have a price of $49.99 and won't come bundled with a Steam Controller.

Valve also brought news of its next generation game engine, Source 2, joining other upcoming engines such as Unity 5 and Unreal Engine 4. Valve will be offering Source 2 completely free to developers and content creators, with the only requirement being that anything made with the engine must be made available on Steam in addition to any other platforms. This will still give Valve its normal 30% cut from Steam sales, but should be favorable to developers that can't afford any upfront costs for a license.

Source: Tech Spot and Rock, Paper, Shotgun

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