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Anyone else think Half Life 3 will release exclusively for SteamOS?

#1ivanwind15Posted 9/24/2013 3:52:02 PM
Half Life 2 forced users to download Steam, back when it was wildly unpopular, to help increase its user base. Anyone else think they'll do the same with HL3? Could explain the long wait time between games.
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#3Enigma149Posted 9/24/2013 3:54:12 PM
I think it'd be Linux-exclusive, not SteamOS-exclusive, if anything.

But I doubt it'll happen.
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#4QuestofChosenPosted 9/24/2013 3:56:08 PM
Half-Life isn't that big of a series for Valve to pull something like this off. Add in Left for Dead 3 + Half-Life 3 as an exclusive. Then release the kraken with Team Fortress 3 and the next Counter Strike.
#5rusty12000Posted 9/24/2013 3:59:01 PM
I have full intention of getting steam OS. It is probably what will save PC gaming in the end long after Microsoft abandons PC for tablets. Honestly one of the few things that holds me back from going totally Linux is the lack of good gaming support. Steam OS could be the final step to get away from windows, i love windows 7 but the direction windows seems to be going with windows 8 and beyond looks bleak at best.
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#6RetrowirePosted 9/24/2013 4:01:14 PM
ivanwind15 posted...
Half Life 2 forced users to download Steam, back when it was wildly unpopular, to help increase its user base. Anyone else think they'll do the same with HL3? Could explain the long wait time between games.


Good theory. But I doubt they'd want to narrow their market that vastly. Forcing people to install a program is easy, but forcing people to install an OS is not. Not everyone is computer savvy. Then again, from what I hear, Linux is really easy to install.
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#7BendoHendoPosted 9/24/2013 4:03:36 PM
That would be the worst business move in history. Only 5% of their potential customers would actually buy it. Someone would eventually just crack a Windows version and people would just pirate that.


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#8Ch3wyPosted 9/24/2013 4:04:17 PM
I really hope not.

Steam OS is not a desktop OS. It's for TVs. Releasing a game meant to be played on KB+M exclusively for it wouldn't make a lot of sense.
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#9Davel23Posted 9/24/2013 4:32:33 PM
Valve doesn't need to release Half Life 3 at all. They make a ton of money via Steam. However, if they want their new "platform" to catch on it will need a killer app. Half Life 3 is definitely that. They can certainly afford to limit HL3's potential market to establish a userbase for SteamOS. I won't say HL3 will absolutely be a SteamOS exclusive, but it's a definite possibility.
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#10mrCubePosted 9/24/2013 4:37:56 PM
That would absolutely never in a million years happen.

Honestly I kind of doubt we'll see any SteamOS exclusive games at all. Maybe a few small ones, but never a AAA title.
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