Gabe Newell: Valve Prepping Game Console
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December 10, 2012, 10:49 AM
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The Xbox doesn't run Windows and it's the best-selling console. The Wii doesn't run Windows. The PS3 doesn't run Windows. No gaming console has ever run Windows.
Why would the Steam box fail simply because it doesn't have Windows? The last thing anyone needs is to be dicking around in Windows Explorer on their TV set.
Simply put: a console needs some form of operating system. Microsoft's uses a kernel that's loosely based off of the primary Windows code (hence DirectX support), Sony uses a proprietary system, as does Nintendo.
If you were a developer, you would have to ask yourself: should I really invest in developing for yet ANOTHER OS. Simply put, the answer would be NO.
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