I have to wonder how this will affect Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony over the long term. Will SteamOS challenge Playstation, Nintendo and XBox in the living room? It’s really too early to tell, there’s far too much we don’t know about SteamOS.
But I’d at least be wondering and I’d possibly be a bit worried if I were an executive at Microsoft, Sony or Nintendo. The traditional consoles have already been swamped by the explosion in mobile device gaming (plus it’s onslaught of cheaper but very fun games), and now here comes Valve to drive another nail in their coffin with SteamOS.