Valve Counts to 3 - SteamOS 3.0 is Inbound, Codenamed Clockwerk

Written by Stuart Thomas on Wed, Jul 25, 2018 12:54 PM
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For gamers of a Linux persuasion, Valve is pushing ahead with SteamOS 3.0, in its Linux-based operating system designed for Steam gaming.

The next major update to SteamOS is currently codenamed Clockwerk after yet another DOTA 2 character. It follows in the footsteps of Alchemist and Brewmaster, and both Clockwerk and the Clockwerk beta can be seen in the Steam repository here.

Actual details of what SteamOS 3.0 is going to include is practically non-existent though, at least until Valve makes it official. We know from the repository that it’ll be based on Debian 9, and Valve is likely viewing this as an opportunity to open up better compatibility with newer hardware.

While SteamOS arrived with quite a big push a few years ago, alongside the now-notorious Steam Machines, it feels as if it’s kind of been sat on the backburner lately. However, Valve appears to be making big overhauls to the entirety of Steam this year, and SteamOS is included in that process. It wouldn’t surprise us if Valve began to promote Linux gaming in an effort to promote its USP over other gaming clients, particularly when considering just how many large third-parties are abandoning Steam in favour of their own clients.

We’re also hopeful that Valve is potentially planning to launch a new Steam Link device at some point. The current hardware appears to have sold decently enough but the 1080p streaming tech is beginning to show its age at this point. A 4K Steam Link could certainly spark some interest.

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17:09 Jul-25-2018

THERE IS STILL HOPE FOR HALF-LIFE 2: EPISODE 3 :D

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17:26 Jul-25-2018

My heart says yes, but my brain says no :(

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03:37 Jul-26-2018

Exactly :/

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23:10 Jul-25-2018

won't happen, with Valve's too Liberal Ideology of moving desk all their Developers will get bored with one project and move to the next. It happened to Hl3 in 2015 half the devs left the project and killed it. Valve Devs make new projects every few months that they kill off because they don't stay and work on it, they just ditch it to die

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16:56 Jul-25-2018

Yup, this pretty much confirms the blood moon world end theory.

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16:08 Jul-25-2018

So will Gaben come to E3 next year?

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14:20 Jul-25-2018

Cant wait to test it !

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13:19 Jul-25-2018

I just wished they make it more ram friendly. I just discovered that it eats alots more of my 8gb ram when i check my processes.

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13:12 Jul-25-2018

At least we know Valve can indeed count to 3.

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12:54 Jul-25-2018

New Steam UI is btw now release version, but I guess you missed that

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14:10 Jul-25-2018

I've been using it for about a month or 2 I swear lol

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14:53 Jul-25-2018

For me it released yesterday - weird

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16:12 Jul-25-2018

Jon, you were using the beta. The official release came out yesterday for everyone (Not beta).

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15:31 Jul-26-2018

I had one PC with Beta and one without. Confused the crap out of me before I realized that. I would like to see an improvement with the next release and possibly give it a better chance.

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