Valve Sending Out Steam Box Prototypes in About Four Months

Valve continues to talk openly about its Steam Box game console without really talking about it.

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Valve continues to talk openly about its Steam Box game console without really talking about it.

The latest tidbit comes from the BBC, which spoke to Valve head Gabe Newell about the PC gaming company’s plans for the living room:

“We’ll be giving out some prototypes to customers to gauge their reactions, I guess, in the next three to four months.

“There are noise issues and heat issues and being able to [deal with] that while still offering a powerful enough gaming experience is the challenge in building it.”

Newell also spoke in vague terms about potential sensors on the console’s controller, which might be able to tell how players are feeling.

We still don’t know what the box will look like and how much it will cost. It’s also unclear how Valve plans to win over major publishers like EA and Activision, who would likely have to build Linux versions of their games to run on the console.

Valve readies prototype Steam Box video game console [BBC News]

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