Steam Adding Big Picture Mode

Valve has made the first big announcement of GDC 2011. Steam will be adding a feature called Big Picture mode. This new feature will allow better scaling when your PC is hooked to a television, instead of a monitor. Valve also is adding support so that many different types of controllers will be compatible right out of the box.

“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” said Valve’s Doug Lombardi.

Big Picture mode is much welcomed addition, but the controller support is very interesting. It seems like Valve wants to turn Steam into its own platform, and become an even bigger competitor in the computer space. What do you think of Big Picture mode? Let us know in the comment below.