SteamBox to be available next year.
Valve boss Gabe Newell has said that Steam’s recent big picture mode was received “much stronger than expected” by consumers, and the company will now push ahead to get Steam Linux out of beta and onto specially designed PC packages, which he expects to be available next year.
He expects that along with Steam-manufactured boxes, third party manufacturers will also bring similar devices to market, which will be able to be hooked directly up to a TV and run Steam right out of the box. He confirmed they will compete with next-gen consoles from Sony and Microsoft.
“I think in general that most customers and most developers are gonna find that [the PC is] a better environment for them,” Newell told me. “Cause they won’t have to split the world into thinking about ‘why are my friends in the living room, why are my video sources in the living room different from everyone else?’ So in a sense we hopefully are gonna unify those environments.”
Jön a SteamBox hivatalosan is. Most akkor ünnepeljünk, hogy ez mekkora győzelem a GNU/Linux rendszereknek. Másrészt leborulunk saját magunk előtt, mert ezt is jól megjósoltuk már nagyon régen.
Végre megérkezett a béta verzió Linuxra, benne a Big Picture mód ami kimondottan a nagy tévéken való játékhoz készült.
Steam for Linux limited beta has arrived!
The Valve Linux team is proud to announce the launch of a limited access beta for its new Steam for Linux client.
The Steam for Linux Beta client supports the free-to-play game Team Fortress 2. Approximately two dozen additional Steam titles are now also available for play on Ubuntu. Additionally, the Steam for Linux Beta client includes Big Picture, the mode of Steam designed for use with a TV and controller, also currently in beta.
For the latest news and discussion, come on over to the Steam for Linux group discussion.