Friday, July 25, 2014
Valve’s first announcement: SteamOS

Valve’s first announcement: SteamOS

Linux-powered operating system for TVs.

Valve wants to get in your living room. This will be achieved through the SteamOS, a new Linux-based operating system. It will be free to download and install on any machine “soon”, as Valve says, and will support hundreds of games at launch.The games weren’t specified, but images suggest that Metro: Last Light, Trine 2, Crusader Kings 2, Total War: Rome II and more are there at launch. Non-compatible games will be able to be streamed from a Windows PC or Mac running Steam on the same network.

SteamOS is a gaming OS, and thus, you can expect “significant performance increases in graphics processing”, plus better audio and reduced input latency. Valve is also working with several companies and services to bring music, TV and movie streaming to Steam and SteamOS.

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