Valve Reveals Steam OS
Valve, creators of the hugely successful Steam gaming platform, have revealed their newest product – Steam OS.
Based on Linux, Steam OS is an operating system tailored towards living-room machines as Valve is aiming to bring the Steam experience onto the big screen.
One of the OS’ major features is the ability to stream PC & Mac games from the traditional machine onto the living room device for use on the big screen.
Ever since Simbin made the switch to Steam for the first RACE title, Steam has become a major player in the sim racing industry as most major titles are either available for Steam or planned to be so, including Project CARS, iRacing, Assetto Corsa and Simbin’s various titles.
With that in mind, it will be exciting to see how the new Steam OS will fit into sim racing.
You can play all your Windows and Mac games on your SteamOS machine, too. Just turn on your existing computer and run Steam as you always have – then your SteamOS machine can stream those games over your home network straight to your TV!
Music, TV, Movies
We’re working with many of the media services you know and love. Soon we will begin bringing them online, allowing you to access your favorite music and video with Steam and SteamOS.
In the past, sharing Steam games with your family members was hard. Now you can share the games you love with the people you love. Family Sharing allows you to take turns playing one another’s games while earning your own Steam achievements and saving your individual game progress to the Steam cloud.
The living-room is family territory. That’s great, but you don’t want to see your parents’ games in your library. Soon, families will have more control over what titles get seen by whom, and more features to allow everyone in the house to get the most out of their Steam libraries.