Last year was the first Steam Dev Days conference. Valve invited developers from all over the world to come and learn about what the company was working on (Steam Machines, VR, Linux support) and also to share what they’d learned from the data they pulled from Steam.
Instead of run another event, Valve have announced they’ve no plans to repeat the Steam Dev Days event just yet. Though they will be making an appearance at GDC.
“Steam Dev Days was a great way to brief a large number of Steam developers,” Valve told Gamasutra. “This year our focus will be a bit different, so we are planning a larger than usual presence at GDC. So, there will not be a Steam Dev Days this year, but we will certainly consider doing it again in the future.”
It made sense to run an event last year: Valve had just announced Steam Machines, its Linux operating system, and its own controller. It could get developers up to speed on their announcements and explain how they could prepare their games to fit into the new platforms.
With no impending news of Valve’s Steam Machine plans there may be little new to say.
You can watch through all of Valve’s talks from last year here: