plans to enter the console market with a hypothetical Steam Box.

" />

Must Read Rumors

MacBook Air and iPad Pro concepts based on rumors

Martin Hajek has published various 3D renderings of the 12-inch MacBook Air and the 12-inch iPad Pro based on the rumors circulating on the web.

iPhone 6s rumors: Samsung to produce most of Apple’s A9 chips

New reports suggest that Samsung might be the main supplier for Apple’s next SoC orders in 2015.

Samsung Galaxy S6 rumors: earlier March release, revamped TouchWiz, aluminum fame

As the Galaxy S5 was the flagship Samsung model in 2014, rumors about the device’s successor have begun to surface in recent months.

Samsung Galaxy S6 features: 50% faster processor, 20MP camera

Samsung’s next flagship device will launch soon and new reports are surfacing, revealing its rumored features.

iPhone 7 concept – an interesting design that could inspire next Apple smartphones

Rumors are claiming that the next iPhone will be called iPhone 6s, so based on this idea, the iPhone 7 s expected to be released in 2016.

MacBook Air and iPad Pro concepts based on rumors
iPhone 6s rumors: Samsung to produce most of Apple’s A9 chips
Samsung Galaxy S6 rumors: earlier March release, revamped TouchWiz, aluminum fame
Samsung Galaxy S6 features: 50% faster processor, 20MP camera
iPhone 7 concept – an interesting design that could inspire next Apple smartphones

Valve denies Steam Box development rumors

by Nicole
March 11, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Last week, tech sites went abuzz, reporting about Valve’s plans to enter the console market with a hypothetical Steam Box.

But the video game studio, owner of Steam, was quick to deny the rumors.

According to Valve marketing director Doug Lombardi, Valve has no intention of releasing a console at this week’s Game Developers Conference or at this year’s E3 show in June.

“We’re prepping the Steam Big Picture Mode UI and getting ready to ship that, so we’re building boxes to test that on,” Lombardi told Kotaku.

“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,” he added.

Lombardi also mentioned that they are not collaborating with third parties for the production of a Steam Box and said that Valve has always used PCs to test its products.

As for pictures of a micro PC posted by Valve employee Greg Coomer last November, Lombardi said:

“Greg’s one of the guys leading the effort of the Big Picture mode. The idea is that you can take Steam to any display. What we’re trying to do is say, ‘here’s a box that we’re going to use for testing that’s common for Big Picture mode and get performance at a base level.’… We’re always putting boxes together. Going all the way back to the Half-Life 1 days, we built special boxes to test our software render… it’s just part of development.”

Filled under: ,

What do you think? What is your gossip?

The rules: Keep it clean, stay on the subject and use English only - or we may delete your comment. If you see inappropriate language email us. Read our Terms and Conditions