So the rumors are true? According to a new report by The Verge, Valve is said to be working on a “Steam” related box gaming console that could very much rival the current consoles already on the market. But what would this console look like?
The above photo was taken from IGN’s Facebook page, showing what looks like a replica of a Steam Box, with much attention to detail provided, as well as two controllers and a keyboard with the game Half-Life 2: Episode 3, which has yet to be released but is confirmed to be under development. This may not be the official photo for the new console, because Valve has yet to release any official announcements on the look of the console. The Verge published an image of a controller patent that could very well be used in the new console.
The patent image is said to have been released last year, according to the article.
The “Steam Box” could be revealed at this year’s GDC (Game Developers Conference), though its rumored that Valve could hold off the announcements until E3. IGN reports that annoucements of the system could come as early as next week.
The platform is rumored to be under development for low-cost, micro-sized PCs that would offer access to Steam’s vast library of games, but in a streamlined console-style experience.
The report claims that baseline models will have an Intel Core i7 CPU, NVIDIA GPU and 8GBs of RAM, such as the Alienware X51, which may have been designed to be a Steam Box-capable device, according to IGN.com.
A lot of information was put out in the original article, including rumors and speculation, and uncovered information from “unnamed sources”. So if you are interested in finding out more about this development, you can visit the original link to The Verge’s article at the top of the page, where “The Verge” is highlighted.
With files from The Verge and IGN.com