Valve confirmed in the middle The edge this mode “Big picture“of Steam which transforms the user interface into a more console-like design, more suitable for TVs and controllers than monitors and mice, it has little time to live.
The news was confirmed by a Valve employee, who called himself austinp_valve
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For those who don’t know, Big Picture is a mode on the Steam PC client which offers an interface similar to that of a console. It is very useful for users who like to play games on a big screen TV using a controller instead of a keyboard and mouse.
It was launched in 2012 and was part of SteamOS who worked in the unfortunate Steam engines. However, it hasn’t received a major overhaul since 2015 and it looks pretty dated. In comparison, the new Steam Deck UI looks great and will be a perfect replacement.
While it’s not yet known when the new UI will roll out, the change might not happen until Steam Deck officially launches in December.