Steam expanding with “Big Picture” mode

BY Andrew Miesner / March 1, 2011

Valve is opening up the gaming arena in more ways then one by introducing “Big Picture” mode that “will offer controller support and navigation designed for television interaction.” With Steamworks coming to PlayStation 3 with Portal 2, this could be something to pay attention to.

VP of marketing Doug Lombardi says this,

“Our partners and customers have asked us to make Steam available in more places. With the introduction of Steam on the Mac, and soon in Portal 2 on the PS3, we’ve done just that. With big picture mode, gaming opportunities for Steam partners and customers become possible via PCs and Macs on any TV or computer display in the house.”

More details about “Big Picture” mod will be released during Game Developer’s Conference this week.