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No Valve exclusives on SteamOS

By Rachel Weber

No Valve exclusives on SteamOS

Tue 05 Nov 2013 8:57am GMT / 3:57am EST / 12:57am PST

"You won't see an exclusive killer app for SteamOS from us"

Valve has declared it won't be looking to tie anyone with exclusivity deals when it launches its SteamOS and Steam Machines.

"Whenever we talk to third-party partners, we encourage them to put their games in as many places as possible, including not on our platforms," head of business development Anna Sweettold IGN.

"Because we think that customers are everywhere, and they want to put their games wherever customers are. That would go against our whole philosophy, to launch something that's exclusive to SteamOS or Steam machines."

Valve designer Greg Coomer added "you won't see an exclusive killer app for SteamOS from us. We're not going to be doing that kind of thing."

"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."

The company announced the Linux based SteamOS and a range of Steam Machines in September.

"Hundreds of great games are already running natively on SteamOS. Watch for announcements in the coming weeks about all the AAA titles coming natively to SteamOS in 2014," said the company at that time.

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Morville O'Driscoll Blogger & Critic

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I am shocked. /notshockedatallreally

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Morville O'Driscoll on 5th November 2013 9:22am

Posted:2 years ago


Craig Burkey Software Engineer

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So Half Life 3 Confirmed for PS4 then.

Posted:2 years ago


Felix Leyendecker Senior 3D Artist, Crytek

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No exclusive killer app means no subsidized pricing.

Posted:2 years ago


Aleksi Ranta Product Manager - Hardware

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its all in the wording folks..... "you won't see an exclusive killer app for SteamOS from us".
Exclusive is the word. Of course valve can and most likely will release a timed exclusive on the steambox, and then other platforms.

Posted:2 years ago


Justin Biddle Software Developer

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They do say they wouldn't "launch something exclusive" which although open to interpretation does seem to imply that they won't do a timed release either.

Posted:2 years ago


Tim Carter Designer - Writer - Producer

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If you make anything exclusive, you have to pay for it.

Valve doesn't give advances... for anything.

Posted:2 years ago


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