NVIDIA Senior Technical Evangelist Mark Smith writes on the company's blog that he's excited by Valve's announcement of SteamOS and reveals that engineers from Valve and NVIDIA have spent a lot of time working together on a common goal for SteamOS: to deliver an open-platform gaming experience with superior performance and uncompromising visuals directly on your TV.
Now Valve is at it again! The concept of SteamOS from Valve really hits home with me because there are three things I’m very fond of: big screens, PC games and customer choice. SteamOS is an elegant way to get your PC games into your living room and onto your biggest screen.
SteamOS is built around the already familiar Steam and is a version of Linux. But it’s enhanced for gaming — and for gaming on the big screen in particular. Combined with the fact they’re giving it away to users, and hardware providers, for free, SteamOS has the potential to usher in a new era for gaming in the living room.
This means that anyone can build hardware and software for use in the living room, on an operating system designed to be lightweight, extensible and optimized for gaming. Suffice to say, we here at NVIDIA are very excited!