Valve Announces SteamOS

After much hinting, SteamOS was finally released by Valve. It’s based on Linux and designed for living room gaming PC’s; it’s also the first big step towards the much-anticipated release of the Steam Box, Valve’s vision for an open video game console. According to Valve, the company has an agreement with Linux to build triple-A game titles that will run natively on SteamOS in 2014. SteamOS boxes, however, will reportedly utilize streaming as a workaround for Windows-based games. The goal is to be able to stream games from your existing computer onto your TV, which will eventually come as a part of the SteamOS itself. Next up for the disruptive developer: video and music streaming. Valve is making big moves that could have a major effect on how gamers and regular TV users consume content.