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Valve Has No Plans to Create Exclusives for SteamOS or Steam Machines

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Posted on November 5, 2013 AT 02:11pm

Valve’s new Steam-related initiatives—Steam Machines on the hardware front, SteamOS on the software side—won’t play party to exclusive games, Valve designer Greg Coomer told IGN.

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

“That would go against our whole philosophy, to launch something that’s exclusive to SteamOS or Steam Machines,” Valve spokesperson Anna Sweet added.

In fact, according to Sweet, Valve doesn’t want any type of exclusives dwelling solely on Steam, even if it’s a third-party developed project. “Whenever we talk to third-party partners, we encourage them to put heir games in as many places as possible, including not on our platforms,” Sweet said. “Because we think that customers are everywhere, and they want to put their games wherever customers are.”

A prototype version of Valve’s Steam Machine was unveiled by the company earlier this week through the first-ever images of the hardware. It was also revealed that the 300 prototypes being shipped to beta testers would be bundled with 4A Games and Deep Silver’s Metro: Last Light.

Source: IGN

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