[ Probably not happening, but high hopes for steamOS. Gotten wildly off topic. ] Wasn't there something about a 3rd-party Steam Client? How's that coming?
Wasnt there an interview with The Gabe a while back (right at the start of the official part of "there will be steam news" thing, which then led to steamOS and stuff) where he mentioned Valve wanting to effectively get out of the Store Frontend game, or at least wanting to open the store database API to developers to be able to develop their own Steam Client or at least "Steam Store Front"?
Am I making that up completely? Anyone heard anything about that (more) recently (than that interview which I am not really sure actually happend)?
If I am making the interview up, please consider this an official suggestion. Not that I'd want to do that, but (and I am not trying to be an ♥♥♥ here) I believe that if steam had essentially developed into at lleast the direction of developer facing DB/API say 2 years ago, we now would have had the most awesomenest Steam Client ever. If not 13, 5 good ones, 5 COD-Themed ones and one each by MS, EA and Ubisoft *hrm*.
And all the devs would now be on SteamOS and big picture, which would then be finished now, because thats how development works :-|
But seriously, 3rd party client - any recent newsbits?