Valve Has Announced STEAM OS

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Valve made their first of three announcements this morning by unveiling the Steam OS–“a free operating system designed for the TV and Living Room.”


Valve has been an operating system around Steam that combines the “rock-solid architecture of Linux with a gaming experience built for the big screen.” Valve says that players will have all their games, friends, and achievements available on the SteamOS on the big screen and they have “achieved significant performance increases in graphics processing, and [are] now targeting audio performance and reductions in input latency at the operating system level.”

“Steam is not a one-way content broadcast channel, it’s a collaborative many-to-many entertainment platform, in which each participant is a multiplier of the experience for everyone else. With SteamOS, “openness” means that the hardware industry can iterate in the living room at a much faster pace than they’ve been able to. Content creators can connect directly to their customers. Users can alter or replace any part of the software or hardware they want. Gamers are empowered to join in the creation of the games they love. SteamOS will continue to evolve, but will remain an environment designed to foster these kinds of innovation.”

It will be “downloadable soon and free forever!”