Valve Announces Steam OS

Steam is getting its very own operating system, Valve announced today. It’ll be a combination of Steam’s current platform and Linux. SteamOS is a free operating system designed for living rooms that Valve says “combines the rock-solid architecture of Linux with a gaming experience built for the big screen.” Valve says they’ve already got “hundreds of games” that will come to the new operating system next year, including AAA titles, and that you’ll be able to access the entire Steam catalog via “in-home streaming,” a process they haven’t quite explained yet. (We’ve reached out to a number of publishers, including EA, Activision, Square Enix, and Ubisoft, to see who’s planning to develop or port games for SteamOS.)

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