Valve Announces SteamOS

Making good on their teaser from last week, Valve announced plans today to release a Linux-based operating system meant to enhance your living room in 2014. Called the SteamOS, users can expect a number of services to be released on the system, including in-home game streaming, family sharing, and media streaming from yet-unannounced sources, all connected from your computer to your television set.

“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,” says Valve of the SteamOS announcement. “SteamOS, running on any living room machine, will provide access to the best games and user-generated content available.”

You’ll also be able to access everything available on Steam currently, including your catalog, the Steam Workshop, Steam Cloud, and friend features from your PC. Valve has said that the SteamOS service will be “available soon as a free download for users”, and the company is set to make two more announcements this week with the next coming on Wednesday.

Check back for more info on the SteamOS as it is announced.

(Thanks IGN)