The lights are on
Rumors of a Valve console have been circulating for quite some time, and here's some more difficult to confirm information to add to the fire.
Valve's man in charge Gabe Newell has offered a few quotes in regard to the success of Steam's
Big Picture Mode and bringing the PC into the living room that strongly
hint that a Valve console is in the company's future. In typical
Valve fashion, however, it's all very ambiguous and secretive.
A NeoGAF user has posted a link and translations from German website Golem.de where Valve employee Ben Krasnow spoke at a conference in December about a Valve console. Apparently it will be based in Linux rather than Windows in the interest of delivering an open platform for developers. Also, Newell doesn't care for Windows 8. Krasnow also said that Valve will reveal more about the hypothetical console this year.
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Interesting choice, but open source I suppose.
Valve is one of my favorite developers and publishers-I've love to see this happen, and I trust them to make a console.
Sweet, its going to be pretty good. I think it will have a big chance in the run for best console.
It will be based on linux.... duh. Why would they make it windows based?
I thought this had already been confirmed, then unconfirmed, and reconfirmed again?
My head hurts.
How can you tell if an engineer uses Linux?
Don't worry. They'll let you know.
I swear if this is true...
I can see this working out.
Either way gonna be an awesome E3, if there is a valve console im hoping for Half Life 3 to come with it. Seems like a good marketing strategy to me and i think a good console could easily content with the next Xbox and Playstation consoles which will most likely come out either this year or next.
rumored? it is a fact. gabe even said so at the VGA's. where were you guys?
The fabled "Valve Steambox" is something that has been a rumor for so long that I don't particularly expect it to be true. And even if it is, I don't expect to see it any time soon, especially given Valve's history of delaying games even longer than Nintendo does.
If it exists, I'd peg it for 2014 at the soonest. A Linux-based console sounds like a good idea, if for not other reason, to further mix up an industry that needs more than just Nintendo throwing wrenches in the gears.