Soon you'll be able to sign up for Valve's Vive VR dev kit

Company spokesman Doug Lombardi says that Valve plans to launch a sign-up site for free (and likely extremely limited) dev kits next as early as week.

Valve will start offering sign-ups for free Vive VR dev kits next week, Ars Technica reports. Valve spokesman Doug Lombardi told Ars that "more info and 'sign up' forms will be available to all interested developers, big or small, via a new site coming soon" -- as early as next week, if possible.

There's no doubt that the number of kits will be extremely limited, however. Currently, a small number of developers, handpicked by Valve, have already been seeded with Vive dev kits. The good news: The new wave of kits (which include controllers and base stations, too) will be free "at least initially," Lombardi told Ars.

The Vive VR headset and controller is developed in collaboration with Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC. The headset made its public debut at GDC this month, and wowed the press and developers -- including our editor-in-chief Kris Graft, who, after trying the Vive, wrote "the promise of VR is finally beginning to be fulfilled in a meaningful way."

Latest Jobs


Vancouver, BC, Canada

Bladework games

Remote (United States)
Senior Gameplay Engineer

University of Canterbury

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Academic in Game Arts and Animation

Fred Rogers Productions

Hybrid (424 South 27th Street, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Producer - Games & Websites
More Jobs   


Explore the
Advertise with
Follow us

Game Developer Job Board

Game Developer


Explore the

Game Developer Job Board

Browse open positions across the game industry or recruit new talent for your studio

Advertise with

Game Developer

Engage game professionals and drive sales using an array of Game Developer media solutions to meet your objectives.

Learn More
Follow us


Follow us @gamedevdotcom to stay up-to-date with the latest news & insider information about events & more