Valve's SteamOS and Steam Machines announcements: developers react

Valve's reveal of SteamOS on Monday and its plan for Steam Machines today has been a little vague for our liking. We don't have meaningful details on the hardware (what's inside, who's making them, and how much they'll cost), and we don't have a sense of the look and feel of SteamOS or how well it'll stream our existing Steam library.

What we do have is plenty of internet commentary ( including our own ) swirling around about Valve's foray into the OS and hardware business. Below, we've gathered all the comments we could find on Twitter. If you spot any other comments you'd like to see included in this post, point us to them in the comments. Look for longer opinions from developers on SteamOS and Valve's other announcements very soon.

Evan Lahti
Global Editor-in-Chief

Evan's a hardcore FPS enthusiast who joined PC Gamer in 2008. After an era spent publishing reviews, news, and cover features, he now oversees editorial operations for PC Gamer worldwide, including setting policy, training, and editing stories written by the wider team. His most-played FPSes are CS:GO, Team Fortress 2, Team Fortress Classic, Rainbow Six Siege, and Arma 2. His first multiplayer FPS was Quake 2, played on serial LAN in his uncle's basement, the ideal conditions for instilling a lifelong fondness for fragging. Evan also leads production of the PC Gaming Show, the annual E3 showcase event dedicated to PC gaming.