Microsoft has ‘great interest’ watching Valve’s announcements this week
Authored by Tyler Colp
Valve’s three-part headline takeover this week is starting to catch the eye of its competition.
Microsoft’s Phil Harrison told Eurogamer that Microsoft “be watching what they do with great interest.”
So far, Valve has announced its own Linux-based operating system, titled SteamOS, and its plan to release a variety of Steam Machines next year. Valve will also release 300 prototypes to beta test within the Steam community.
Valve’s is making a play to move into the living room, the same place where Microsoft wants the Xbox One this November.
“I think the death of the video game console was prematurely announced,” Harrison continued. “Clearly there is a lot of excitement around gaming in the living room on the biggest screen in the house, often times connected to a great sound system and creating that real intensely high quality game experience with a very powerful CPU and a very powerful GPU.”
“Our point of view, clearly, is that Xbox One is the best incarnation of that, but competition is good!”