According to a new article by the New York Times, Valve has been quite busy working on some new features for both public and personal consumption. Both of these items we already knew about in some way, shape, or form. What we didn't know is the fact that Big Picture Mode will begin a public test on Monday!
On Monday, the company will begin a public test of a new television-friendly interface, Big Picture, for buying Steam games and playing them on computers in the living room.
“They’re on the cutting edge of the future of this industry,” says Peter Moore, the chief operating officer of Electronic Arts, a big games publisher that is both a Valve competitor and partner.
This is a new feature being added to Steam that will allow users to hook up their PC to their televisions, and navigate through Steam using a controller from the comfort of their couch.
(via New York Times)