Valve co-founder says Steam Box is a go

Gabe Newell says the company will sell hardware designed to compete directly with next-gen consoles from Sony and Microsoft.

Valve's Big Picture is just one step in the Steam Box equation.
Valve's Big Picture is just one step in the Steam Box equation. Steam

Way back in March, the Internet sort of exploded when it became apparent that Valve really was working on its own gaming hardware package.

Now, Gabe Newell himself has told Kotaku that Valve will create its own hardware and software solution that is designed to compete directly with next-gen consoles from Sony and Microsoft.

Kotaku interviewed Newell at the Video Game Awards in Culver City, Calif., over the weekend. Newell said that the consumer response to Big Picture had been better than expected, and that the next step was to get Steam Linux into alpha and ensure that Big Picture works on the platform.

Read more of "Gabe Newell says Steam Box is a go" at CNET Australia.

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Nic Healey is a Senior Editor with CNET, based in the Australia office. His passions include bourbon, video games and boring strangers with photos of his cat.

 

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