No killer app for SteamOS, says Valve

Greg Lockley
No killer app for SteamOS, says Valve

Studio says it will not be making SteamOS exclusive games.

Valve’s designer Greg Coomer confirmed in an interview with IGN that the developer would not be making an “exclusive killer app for SteamOS”.

Coomer went on to state that such a practice would be against Valve’s philosophy and the studio has no intention to “artificially drive consumers” onto a Steambox.

“You won’t see an exclusive killer app for SteamOS from us. We’re not going to be doing that kind of thing,” said Coomer.

However, he did admit that smaller studios may produce games exclusive to the platform if they lack the resources to make a multi-platform release.

Coomer went on to offer his vision of how the SteamOS platform will integrate with the industry five years from now.

“We believe that, in maybe five years from now, folks will find it a quite antiquated notion that you should assume that when you change devices or platforms, that you lose all of your other games and friends. We’re hoping to unify, to get Steam to be as platform and context agnostic as possible. You shouldn’t have to shed that every generation, or even slightly shed it.”

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