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45. Re: Full Steam Machines Ahead at CES Jan 7, 2014, 14:21 Beamer
 
descender wrote on Jan 7, 2014, 13:29:

Valve's "game" is not to directly compete with the XBOne or PS4... but their successors. By the time the next gen comes around, Valve should be positioned as a major player competing for the living room.


Well, if that's their "game," they kind of already lost. Or won, depending on how you look at it. Microsoft is making it pretty clear that their plan is being on every screen. Sony today announced what will be their next console.

Basically, we're moving to an environment, be it on a cloud (Sony's solution), or just something that exists on every device you buy (Microsoft's solution.) Given that both companies expect an 8-10 year lifespan for their new generation, these are both feasible.

Valve's play could be that these environments run on their machine, or it could be trying to prove Steam as an environment, but this seems an unnecessary step in that direction.
 
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