Valve Won’t Require SteamOS for Games, Ever


Valve has no plans to make any games exclusive to its new SteamOS, ensuring that as many current and future Steam users can access any game available on Steam.

In an interview with IGN, Greg Comer of Valve plainly stated that “you won’t see an exclusive killer app for SteamOS from us. We’re not going to be doing that kind of thing.”

Valve’s approach reveals a very pro-consumer philosophy regarding their new platform, which is making itself an option and not a requirement. 3rd parties will adhere to the same rule in regards to Steam releases, allowing games to get into as many hands as possible through whatever means the player finds most convenient. This mindset runs to Valve’s controller, which innovates in many ways, but hasn’t been designed to replace traditional control interfaces.