This week Valve is making a number of new announcements regarding developments to its services that have been created to change the future of gaming that include a new Valve SteamOS and might even include an announcement about the highly anticipated Valve Steam Box.
One announcement about their new Valve Steam OS, which has been created to provide a royalty-free Linux operating system explains that it can be used by hardware vendors for console systems.
“Thousands of games, millions of users. Everything you love about Steam. Available soon as a free operating system designed for the TV and the 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.
Valve 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.
In Valve SteamOS, we have achieved significant performance increases in graphics processing, and we’re now targeting audio performance and reductions in input latency at the operating system level. Game developers are already taking advantage of these gains as they target SteamOS for their new releases.”
For more information on the new Valve Steam OS jump over to the Valve website for details. A free download will be made available very soon by Valve, as a freely licensable operating system for manufacturers.