Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Sep 2013 21:44 UTC

Gabe Newell, the co-founder and managing director of Valve, said today that Linux is the future of gaming despite the minuscule share of the market it has today.

That seems hard to believe, given that Newell acknowledged Linux gaming generally accounts for less than one percent of the market by any measure including players, player minutes, and revenue. But Valve is going to do its best to make sure Linux becomes the future of gaming by extending its Steam distribution platform to hardware designed for living rooms.

"Half-Life 3 - SteamBox/Linux exclusive". There, chicken and egg problem solved.

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Because we will start building a gaming console based on Linux!

some how that does not seem like a winning strategy for Valve.

I guess similar things could nave been written about Google and Android

Edited 2013-09-16 23:17 UTC

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modmans2ndcoming Member since:

No, not really. The Mobile computing market was nothing but growing with huge market penetration potential....Consoles are not that.

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tidux Member since:

The PS4 is based on FreeBSD and x86. I really don't see why Linux couldn't succeed against that kind of competition.

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