Is Valve About To Reveal Their Steam Box? (Probably)


Valve has three announcements in the pipe for next week as the company decides to expand its living room gaming options. Does this herald the first concrete information about a Valve-developed set top box? And what would the other three announcements be?

The Gabe Newell-led company opened up a teaser site earlier today, teasing that they've "been working on even more ways to connect the dots for customers who want Steam in the living-room."

While Valve's Steam download service is effectively the dominant means of getting your game on for the PC, the service is still constrained by the limitations of building within an OS ecosystem. In the past, Newell has been critical of Microsoft's new Windows 8 operating system.

A Valve-based console would offer a fairly robust library of games, although it remains to be seen how it would handle the sometimes quirky and variable nature of PC gaming. Also, what would this mean for gamers out there still on the fence about making the leap to the next gen? Will those consumers sit out the PS4 and Xbox One launches in the hopes of getting dedicated PC gaming on their TVs?

Also, a Steam Box reveal constitutes one announcement. What could the other three be?

[Source: IGN]

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