I would love to believe Valve is just taking time to make sure the release goes well and they have most the bugs worked out. They’re pushing VR incredibly hard, and I definitely understand why, but that’s an investment that’s going to take many, many years to pay off, if ever.
Sadly, I doubt they’re just “taking their time” to make sure the development tools are working properly and easy to use. Based on their history of breaking their engine, SDK, community work with updates then doing absolutely NOTHING to help resolve the issues doesn’t give them a great track record in the whole “helping content creators” thing.
I really, really hope I’m proven wrong and they actually end up releasing some actual, you know, products that just blow everyone’s f*cking mind, but the logical part of me thinks that they just don’t care about creating games or engines when there’s plenty of people/companies already doing that for them.
I’ve gone from a raving fan of Valve to feeling bitter and abandoned by them in the last few years.