It’s been hinted at and teased by Valve since GDC 2011 when they announced Steam Big Picture Mode, then all went quiet. As of now, according to Jason Holtman of Valve, who was speaking with PCGamesN “it’s coming, soon”. Big Picture Mode is essentially just another experiment that Valve is working on and that the community and how they use this new feature will determine what they do next. That said, Valve doesn’t want to rush it either, saying “We’re trying to make it a really good initial experience, and then see what happens.” This new feature of course stems from the fact that a great deal of users have large televisions or surround sound systems and they want to make the most of it with their PC games, Valve will be attempting to do just that allowing their customers to experience the content they’ve paid for on their other display and sound devices by using a gamepad and new TV friendly interface. Essentially it brings your PC gaming to the couch in an easier to access manner.
Steam Big Picture Mode is a long teased thing of mystery. Announced over a year ago at GDC 2011, the mode should allow PC gamers to play, start and interact with their Steam games using a gamepad and TV friendly interface and. But it’s been kept under wraps by Valve since the announcement.