The lights are on
A rumor recently went around that Valve was working on a home console. While the company is definitely is keeping all options open, Valve says not to hold your breath for anything in the near future.
Speaking to Kotaku, Valve's marketing director Doug Lombardi said that the company is working on a number of things (including the Steam Big Picture mode, an interface for people who want to play Steam games on their TV via their PC), but that nothing's imminent. "We're prepping the Steam Big Picture Mode UI and getting ready to ship that, so we're building boxes to test that on," he told the website. "We're also doing a bunch of different experiments with biometric feedback and stuff like that, which we've talked about a fair amount... All of that is stuff that we're working on, but it's a long way from Valve shipping any sort of hardware."
When questioned further as to whether he thought that the company could one day do a console even if it's not on the near horizon, he replied, "I think that's accurate."
For more on the exchange, head over to Kotaku.
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Well, I doubt it was going to happen anyways. But in an couple of years, we shall see what Valve's stance is on making an console / PC.
Que "prince is right" loss music.
I think steam should definitely enter the console market. This way console gamers can enjoy the awesome sales on Steam on a console, and competitors like Microsoft and Sony will have to lower their prices or have similar sales to keep their competitive edge. Either way, gamers like us win!
I wasn't expecting it anytime soon, really. Those kinda things take some time to be developed, but it seems that it could take even longer due to all of their experiments that are probably not getting Half-Life 3 out sooner.
Lmfao valve plzz stick to games you gotta be kidding me
That's bad news for Valve, but good news for me. Cause I don't want to spend more money on a new console, besides I already have enough. Such as PS2,PSP,PS3,DSIxl,GBA SP, Wii, and of course the Dreamcast.
i called it, they dont have the cash power to risk making a console..they shoud stay where they are most effective, pc and steam..
Or there just waiting until they have Half Life 3 near completion. They'll probably come out simultaneously.
I am actually glad they are not making a console.
damn... I would have loved a system shaped as a disc eating decapitated head... with a valve shaped on/off switch... wow... where do I get these ideas!
At least Valve is open to making a console.