GZ News Update 9/23/13: Valve announces SteamOS and GTA 5 might use cash cards
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Today, Valve made the first of three major announcements, revealing SteamOS, a free operating system "designed for the TV and the living room."
"Thousands of games, millions of users. Everything you love about Steam," Valved teased. "As we’ve been working on bringing Steam to the living room, we’ve come to the conclusion that the environment best suited to delivering value to customers is an operating system built around Steam itself.
Grand Theft Auto Online, the multiplayer component which will be free for all Grand Theft Auto 5 players, could support microtransactions. According to Redditor 1880, the store section of GTA 5 (which currently has nothing available yet) points to a file that allegedly references something called "Cash Cards."
Sony's PlayStation brand is a common, household name. Of course, in its current form, PlayStation is a physical hardware device for the living room. Looking towards the future, Sony hopes to one day expand the brand and allow PlayStation games to stream directly to PCs, Smart TVs, and smartphones.
Naughty Dog is prepping to announce some new downloadable content for The Last of Us. No information was spoiled, but game director Bruce Straley tweeted the following message to get people hyped for the upcoming announcement.