Valve shows off Steam Box

Valve and Xi3Corporation have shown off the development stage Steam Box, a modular computer that supports both Steam and Valve's Big Picture mode

Valve and X13Corporation have announced a modular PC capable of supporting Valve's Steam online gaming service and its Big Picture TV gaming experience called Piston. However, a recent interview with Valve's Gabe Newell over at tech blog The Verge has revealed that commentator's who tagged Piston as Valve's new Steam Box console only have half the story.


According to Newell, Piston will certainly be a Steam Box - in that it will support Valve's Steam and Big Picture - but Valvel has plans to put its own machine in the market.
 
"We’ll come out with our own [version] and we’ll sell it to consumers by ourselves," Newell told The Verge. "That’ll be a Linux box, [and] if you want to install Windows you can. We’re not going to make it hard. This is not some locked box by any stretch of the imagination. We also think that a controller that has higher precision and lower latency is another interesting thing to have."
 
Newell also confirmed that whatever hardware Valve produce, it more than likely won't have motion-sensor controls.
 
“We’ve struggled for a long time to try to think of ways to use motion input and we really haven’t [found any],” he said. “Wii Sports is still kind of the pinnacle of that. We look at that, and for us at least, as a games developer, we can’t see how it makes games fundamentally better."
 
Source: The Verge

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