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Portal Co-Creator: A Steam Console Would Be 'Extremely Successful'

NowGamer: Is a secret Steam console in development at Valve? games™’s interview with Portal creator Kim Swift suggests there may well be.

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Titanz1431d ago

I'm fully expecting Valve to launch their steambox console (however, I don't know when).

Persistantthug1431d ago

It takes ALOT of capital & ALOT of know how to bring a worldwide console to success, ALOT of partnerships......and as successful as Valve is in their own Arena, I think the best Valve could do right now is partner up and provide the online infrastructure, or something like that.

Think about how many BILLIONS it cost Microsoft to practically barge into the console industry.
That would destroy Valve.

TopDudeMan1431d ago

I think it would have been a great idea, but they did deny it.

joab7771431d ago

i think working with a console will be much more beneficial. Everyone who has a pc has steam. Console owners feel very comfortable with their consoles. So, u would b a 4th option at best. And how does it work? Are the games settings based on ur pc? If so, this would be great for next gen consoles. It simply broadens the base. It is different than onlive etc. because it uses the hardware to determine quality.

Unless the steam box is gonna offer something new, it would b a big risk for a company with little overhead right now. They can still strike a deal with playstation as steam is much different than onlive etc., as mentioned above. Though, if i am microsoft or sony, i create my own steam linked to xbl and psn and its stats and friends.

seanpitt231431d ago

I don't think it's the time yet probably after ps4 generation then it would work then I just think internet will be alot faster in 5 years time and this would need a faster connection for downloading massive games like mp3 for example 35gb that's big and future games are going to be alot bigger than that.

AgreeFairy1431d ago

I don't see the point of a Steam Console. Just build a PC instead.

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