Valve Director Hints at Announcing Steam Box Next Week


The Valve ‘Steam Box’ may well be considered the Holy Grail of devices among PC Gamers. It’s talked about in hushed whispers behind closed doors (usually because that’s where the gamers hide), but nobody knows much about it yet. Steam, the Valve-created game download client, stands far above any other game download client available for PC, and is the go-to program for most PC gamers.

While speaking at Linuxcon, Valve CEO Gabe Newell, spoke largely about how Linux and open-source software were the future of gaming. And then he had this enticing teaser:

Next week we’re going to be rolling out more information about how we get there and what are the hardware opportunities we see for bringing Linux into the living room.

Could it be?

Will Valve be announcing their anticipated platform?

We don’t know much about the fan-titled ‘Steam Box,’ other than it will for sure be Linux-based. It’s been in the works since it was announced earlier this year, and since then Valve has kept pretty quiet about it. Hopefully, this signals a break in the silence, and we’ll see some concrete information about the upcoming console.

The Cultured Nerd crew will for sure keep a watchful eye for more news about the ‘Steam Box.’