Valve engineer confirms the hyped PC-console is coming this year. New “cool” hardware to be revealed, as well.
Valve engineer Ben Krasnow has apparently confirmed that the company’s PC-based gaming console called Steambox will release this year. German site Golem.de scooped up the important bits during a conference attended by Krasnow.
Krasnow confirmed that, as expected, the Steambox will be Linux-based. Valve CEO Gabe Newell previously said that despite being hosted on an open-source operating system, the console itself will be closed.
In addition, Krasnow also suggested “cool” new hardware that Valve may show or release this year.
“The Hardware Lab also has a few secret projects that will be published in 2013. We have a good group of electronic and mechanical engineers, and we look forward to “build some cool stuff.” Krasnov said (this is a rough German translation).
Valve had spoken against the “frustrating” lack of innovation in PC hardware, so it wouldn’t be too surprising if the company comes out with a completely new way to control or interact with games.
It is being said that the console will be announced during The Game Developers Conference, which will be held from March 25-29. It will easily be one of the most exciting announcements in GDC history, if true.