Valve denies Steam Box rumours

by Ben Salter Featured 3 Comments 24 Votes 1002 Views 09/03/2012 Back to News

Valve's Doug Lombardi has dismissed rumours that Valve is developing its own PC or console hardware.

Earlier this week we heard that Valve was developing the "Steam Box", a console-PC hybrid used to play Steam and other PC games through your TV.

However, Lombardi says that's not the case, and suggests rumours may have arisen from the development boxes Steam uses to test software internally.

"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 Kotaku.

Steam Big Picture is software designed to allow Steam games to appear perfectly on TV screens, but it doesn't include its own hardware.

"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 continued.

"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."

Link to us http://pc.mmgn.com/News/Valve-denies-Steam-Box-rumours
Vote for this article Log in with Facebook

Valve denies Steam Box rumours Comments

Leave a comment Log in with Facebook
Lame, could have been amazing.
Ah well, a gaming standard in PC's could have been a massive boon... guess we'll just have to upgrade our PC's whenever a game won't run 30 FPS on low eh? Metro 2033, curse your vile existence! [Rage]
never mind it still might happen one day :O

Post a comment

Leave a comment Log in with Facebook

Recently Read

Featured PC Content

Your most wanted game of November?

Your most wanted game of November?

29/10/2014 Polls 17 26
All of Evolve's DLC maps will be free

All of Evolve's DLC maps will be free

Gryllis 19 hours News 0 3
Ori and the Blind Forest delayed into 2015

Ori and the Blind Forest delayed into 2015

Gryllis 20 hours News 0 2
E.T. dig doco Atari: Game Over free to watch on Xbox

E.T. dig doco Atari: Game Over free to watch on Xbox

Gryllis 1 day News 2 4
Screencheat review

Screencheat review

Jubilee 1 day Reviews 1 5
Friendly Fire Show 77: 3DS Transfer Game Shapes Up

Friendly Fire Show 77: 3DS Transfer Game Shapes Up

Podcast 1 day Articles 0 1
Advanced Warfare the highest-selling digital launch ever

Advanced Warfare the highest-selling digital launch ever

Gryllis 4 days News 4 10
EA drops Titanfall: Deluxe Edition

EA drops Titanfall: Deluxe Edition

Jayden27 5 days News 2 4
GTA V Remastered: The history of Grand Theft Auto

GTA V Remastered: The history of Grand Theft Auto

Tano 5 days News 1 8

Community Content

Lucasfilm classics coming to GOG.com

Lucasfilm classics coming to GOG.com

Silence 29/10 News 5 4
Awesome Gaming Stuff Of Tomorrow, Today! Vol. 3

Awesome Gaming Stuff Of Tomorrow, Today! Vol. 3

02/09/2014 Blog 11 0

MMGN Updates

Status
Updating..
Username

Zinker is now Level 13!

Zinker 1 hour ago
Username

commented on PlayStation TV Review - Vita on your television

Gryllis 1 hour ago
Username

commented on Screencheat review

soofany05 14 hours ago
Username

commented on Win Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 on PS4 or Xbox One!

Becky118 21 hours ago
Username

Blak is now Level 18!

Blak 23 hours ago
Username

K4ZMA made a change to Psycho-Pass 2

K4ZMA 1 day ago
Username

Blak's article - Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan) Season 2 Slated for 2016 has been featured by Guyver, great job!

Guyver 1 day ago