Rumor: Apple and Valve to make a console

By on April 16, 2012

A Kinect-like video game console in the works?

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Apple CEO Tim Cook’s recent visit to Valve started a lot of speculation as to what it could be for. It might have just been for a cup of tea, for all we know. However, according to CultofMac, that is certainly not the case.

In fact, the website’s sources suggest that the meet up could be to discuss an Apple-branded, “Kinect like video game console”. Why would Apple need Valve for it, though? Probably for Steam, which has an active 30 million subscriber base, and a ready-made platform for developers to launch their games on.

Apple seems to be focusing on the gaming-side of things a lot lately. The company was rumored to be developing a controller for its iOS devices, which eventually might be used with the console. Valve, too, has been involved in a lot of rumors themselves, with Steambox and an advanced controller reportedly in-works at the development studio. Programmer Micheal Abrash also confirmed development on a wearable-computer, as well.


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