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Valve not making games console

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 09 Mar 2012 14:02 User comments (2)

Valve not making games console Valve actually just working on new user interface for Steam.
It had been reported that Valve was working on a Steam console to rival products from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony, but the company has denied the rumors and said it is not making a console any time soon.

"We're prepping the Steam Big Picture Mode UI and getting ready to ship that, so we're building boxes to test that on," Valve marketing director Doug Lombardi said to 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."

The Verge reported that Valve was working on a console in partnership with various hardware manufacturers, suggesting that Valve would define specs and software for devices made by a wide range of CE firms. As evidence, patents for configurable controllers were cited.

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2 user comments

111.3.2012 3:16

Would've been nice to have a console with all the Steam games I downloaded...

216.3.2012 10:09

Wow, Valve actually commenting on rumors. The interviewer should have thrown in there at the end, "......soooo, whats Gordon Freeman been up to lately?"

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