Valve has begun their first of three announcements that will come this week. The first is a teaser (of course) that basically hints that we are about to see the Steambox reveal finally come into play. A while back Gabe Newell confirmed that Steambox consoles were being beta tested in closed settings. Steambox is expected to be a Linux powered video game console with three price points (likely cheaper than current next-gen PS4 and Xbox ONE) which would allow gamers with existing Steam Libraries to bring their games on to their television sets and also allow ‘wannabe PC gamers’ to join the platform for a much lower cost.
This first announcement basically hints that soon some sort of huge announcement will come in and that gamers worldwide will be able to use their Steam accounts in order to help Valve shape the Steambox. Essentially this sounds like we’ll all be voting to help Valve make decisions going forward with their console reveal. All of this is speculation, but you can feel free to disagree as always. Below is the unedited announcement Valve posted on their website.
“Last year, we shipped a software feature called Big Picture, a user-interface tailored for televisions and gamepads.
This year we’ve been working on even more ways to connect the dots for customers who want Steam in the living-room.
Soon, we’ll be adding you to our design process, so that you can help us shape the future of Steam.”
SteamOS was announced as the first part of Valve’s announcements which is basically a streaming device that will stream games from your PC / Mac onto your TV through your home network.
“As we’ve been working on bringing Steam to the living room, we’ve come to the conclusion that the
environment best suited to delivering value to customers is an operating system built around Steam itself.
SteamOS combines the rock-solid architecture of Linux with a gaming experience built for the big screen.
It will be available soon as a free stand-alone operating system for living room machines.”
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