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Steam to launch "big picture mode" for client software

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The Steam PC/Mac game download site will soon have a new feature that will allow people to use the Steam client in more locations and in different ways. Its creator Valve announced today that the Steam client software will soon introduce a "big picture mode".

While details are scarce, Valve states that the big picture mode will allow users to use Steam "on any TV or computer display in the house." Valve also states that the Steam client will also soon have support for controllers and navigation made for TVs. Valve plans to reveal more details on this mode during GDC this week to various game developers and publishers. It will also reveal to those same partners details about its in-game transaction features that have been put into Steamworks via Valve's multiplayer shooter Team Fortress 2.

[Via email press release]

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