GDC 2015: Did you miss anything?

We round-up all of the biggest announcements from this year's Game Developers Conference
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GDC is over for another year, but don't worry if you were too caught up in the conference to keep up with all the latest news because we've got the most comprehensive round-up right here.

The biggest news came from the engine space, where not only did Epic Games make Unreal Engine 4 free to everyone, but Unity 5 was finally released and Valve unveiled its Source 2 engine.

Valve also made a splash with details on this year's launch of the first Steam Machines, including Steam Link: a new streaming device for the living room. It also showed off the final design for the Steam Controller, protoypes for unique virtual reality controllers and the new Vive VR headset, built in partnership with HTC.

Virtual reality was once again a hot topic, with an update on Project Morpheus, major publisher backing for OSVR and AMD's first entry into the space.

Plus, a slew of new developer tools were released by Autodesk, Allegorithmic, Perforce, Razer, IncrediBuild, Graphine, Corona, Geomerics, Arxan, Ikinema, Firelight and more.

GDC returns to the Moscone Center in San Francisco from March 14th to March 18th, 2016.

Read for our complete round-up of GDC 2015 news.

ALL THE NEWS

Friday, March 6th

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Crytek 'sees no reason' to drop CryEngine subscription

Epic Games issues first Unreal Dev Grants
Mozilla teams with Unreal and Unity for browser games with no plug-ins
GDC roundtable calls for more opportunities for black developers
Bithell: Playtesting is essential
Thatgamecompany considering move to multiple projects

Thursday, March 5th

Sweeney: Free UE4 'keeps us honest'
1reasontobe: Powerful statements from women in games spark standing ovation
ID@Xbox and Xbox Live coming to Windows 10

Steam Controller's final design revealed
Valve's VR controller prototype spotted
Monument Valley cleans up at 2015 Game Developers Choice Awards
Razer Chroma SDK enters beta
GDC hosts Italian pavilion for the first time
Microsoft 'lost its way' with gaming on Windows

Wednesday, March 4th

Project Morpheus launching in 2016, new design revealed
Steam Machines arrive this November with new streaming device Steam Link
IncrediBuild 6.1 due this month
80 Days writer: 'Tempt your players into making bad decisions'
VIDEO: Watch Unity 5 in action
Newest Nvidia Shield is 4K Android microconsole
Graphine brings texture streaming to virtual reality
VIDEO: CryEngine's GDC 2015 tech showcase
Corona SDK goes free
Wasteland 2 and Shovel Knight join latest wave of ID@Xbox titles
Game Connection Awards winners revealed
PlayStation expects free-to-play to be a 'big chunk' of its revenues
AMD enters virtual reality space with LiquidVR
Ubisoft joins backers for Open Source Virtual Reality platform
Weta teams up with Unreal Engine for VR Smaug demo
Nvidia unveils Titan X graphics card
VIDEO: Check out Unreal Engine's open world Kite demo

Tuesday, March 3rd

Unity 5 available in Professional and Personal editions
Valve reveals Source 2 game engine
Geomerics releases Enlighten 3 with Forge
glNext revealed to be Vulkan graphics API

Perforce launching Helix cloud service

Unreal Engine goes free: The Developers' Reaction
Arxan launches security support for mobile games
UK industry stand brings 35 companies to GDC
'Rent-to-own' service introduced to Substance tools
Epic Games hosting free UK event next week
Digital Tutors celebrates GDC with free developer training courses
Storm8 racks up 1bn downloads, rebrands as Storm8 Studios

Monday, March 2nd

Unreal Engine goes free
Valve partners with HTC for Vive VR headset
Firelight adds FMOD.io online features to FMOD Studio
Audiokinetic teams up with Steinberg for Nuendo 7
Autodesk to debut Stingray Game Engine at GDC 
Maya LT 2016 adds advanced animation tools and content storefront
Ikinema getting integrated into Unreal Engine 4
Couchbase Mobile announced for Unity developers
AI suite MASA Life to be shown at GDC
Marmalade demonstrating Chromecast extension at GDC

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