Valve Confirms Linux-based Steam Box

Tagged: Linux, Steam, Valve, Gaming, Technology
Source: Toms Hardware - Read the full article
Posted: 2 years 46 weeks ago

"Gabe Newell's already expressed his less-than-positive sentiments on the Windows 8 ecosystem. So it's really not much of a surprise that the Steam Box, Valve's own take on the game console, is going to be Linux-based.

According to Valve electronics engineer Ben Krasnow, who hosted a talk at a conference in December, Valve's got quite a few things to reveal in the coming years. Besides confirming the existence of the Steam Box and that it's going to be based on Linux—making it a lot more clear as to why Valve's taken such an interest in Linux recently, such as porting Steam to Ubuntu..."



Razear's picture
Joined: 12/30/2008
Posts: 1127

If the pricing on this is competitive enough to rival the major consoles, Valve is going to take away another huge chunk of the gaming market.

3dGameMan's picture
Joined: 12/31/2000
Posts: 5312

Cool. If there was only more Linux games supported.

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