Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney Gives Praise to Valve for Making Steam Deck an Open Platform

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Valve recently announced a new portable gaming PC called the Steam Deck that is garnering a lot of praise. Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney has expressed how amazing it is that the OS for the device will be based on an open platform that allows users to install their own software. This is rare with portable devices, which usually feature locked-in ecosystems. Users may be able to install both Steam and the Epic Games Store, and perhaps even other game stores such as GOG or Xbox Games Store.

Amazing move by Valve! A handheld PC/console hybrid running the SteamOS fork of Arch Linux, and it’s an open platform where users are free to install software or their choosing – including Windows and other stores.

Source: Tim Sweeney (via VGC)

Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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