Valve: Console Not Coming Anytime Soon

by Matthew Kato on Mar 08, 2012 at 09:22 AM

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.