GDC: Valve Announces Steam Is Coming To TV!
The first day of GDC has started with an interesting and unexpected announcement by Valve. With steam they already own the digital downloads market on the PC but this isn’t enough for them. Valve has annouced a “big picture” mode, a controller-friendly version of Steam built for playing on televisions.
“Our partners and customers have asked us to make Steam available in more places. With the introduction of Steam on the Mac, and soon in Portal 2 on the PS3, we’ve done just that,” said VP of marketing, Doug Lombardi. “With big picture mode, gaming opportunities for Steam partners and customers become possible via PCs and Macs on any TV or computer display in the house.”
This could instantly make Steam a contender for in the console market. Why bother with consoles if your entire Steam library is playable on your tv?
Valve will be annoucing more details on this new product during GDC and we’ll update you as soon as we find out more.