After the launching and the huge success of the Steam online sales platform, rumors have been circulating that Valve was interested in entering the console market not only by bringing the Steam service to existing consoles, but with their own hardware. While all these rumors have been put to rest quickly in past, this time it looks like it’s for real, as Valve is getting its own “Steambox” ready for release on 2013.
Gabe Newell, Valve’s boss, has spoken about the big success of Steam’s Big Picture Modem a pretty obvious hint at how a new gaming hardware is could be into the company’s future projects, in the usual not so clear Valve style.
A report from the German site Golem.de stated that a Valve employee, Ben Krasnow spoke about the Valve console during a conference held in December: the Steam console will be running on Linux rather than Windows, giving an open platform to developers. This news actually goes hand in hand with Gabe Newell disliking Windows 8 for gaming purposes.
Ben Krasnow also stated, during the conference, that Valve will reveal more about their console in the near future. Nothing has been confirmed so far so the report itself must be considered as a rumor until Valve officially speaks about their console.