Attack of the Fanboy

No SteamOS exclusives, says Valve

by William Schwartz


In an interview with IGN, Valve designer Greg Coomer squashed a rumor flying around since the reveal of Steam Machines and SteamOS.

“You won’t see an exclusive killer app for SteamOS from us. We’re not going to be doing that kind of thing,” Coomer said.

This, of course, is coming off the belief of Valve releasing games like Half Life 3 or Left 4 Dead 3 (if they exist) solely on their new operating system in an effort to get people to migrate. It would have been a terrible move in the eyes of gamers, but a logical move in terms of business. Luckily for us, it won’t happen.

This also applies to third-party games as well. According to Valve’s Anna Sweet, limiting any games to SteamOS “would go against our while philosophy, to launch something that’s exlusive to SteamOS or Steam machines.”

Sweet continued on to say, “whenever we talk to third-party partners, we encourage them to put their games in as many places as possible, including not our own platforms.”

With new consoles a mere couple weeks away, Valve is making big headway to invade the living room, but it’s good to know they won’t be doing so at the cost of PC gamers — the ones who put the company where it is today.

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