As Part 1 of their three announcements expected this week, Valve has announced the creation of the SteamOS. It is an operating system based out of Linux and will be an integral part of what Valve is trying to do with bringing Steam into your living room.
As we’ve been working on bringing Steam to the living room, we’ve come to the conclusion that the
environment best suited to delivering value to customers is an operating system built around Steam itself.
SteamOS combines the rock-solid architecture of Linux with a gaming experience built for the big screen.
It will be available soon as a free stand-alone operating system for living room machines.
It seems like Valve is gearing towards allowing the freedom to create and play games on this operating system, as it has a feature that allows you to stream both Mac and PC games from the device running SteamOS and play it on your TV. Additionally, they plan on implementing the newly-announced Steam Family Sharing plan to the device, as well as bring popular media services.
As previously mentioned, this is just the first of three expected announcements this week, so check back with us on Wednesday to hear more about Valve’s plans on bringing ease of gaming to your living room.