Valve Chooses Big Picture Over Steam Box

There won’t be a console from Valve, but there will be a television mode for your Steam client.

Valve designer Greg Coomer explained how Steam’s Big Picture mode in an interview with GameTrailers TV.

“In early September, you’ll be able to hop into a beta, click a button, and see Steam reformatted for your TV and usable with a PC game controller, or a mouse and keyboard if you wanna play that way,” he said. “Everything will be there, so you don’t have to give up your favourite stuff once you walk from the den to the living room.”

Gabe Newell also added that since Valve wasn’t going to do its own Steam Box console, it was counting hardware vendors to bring bigger and better things to the table via Big Picture.

(Source: GamesIndustry International)