Valve employee reveals 'Next-gen Gaming Hardware' is in development, amid hints in job listings.
If this rumor holds true, the next generation of gaming is going to be very interesting. Its kind of exciting to see a new player in the game. "U have a new challenger" Looking forward to see what Valve brings to the table. I hope this is an actual game console. New hardware will provide a much needed shake up in the gaming industry. It has been the same 3 fighting the good fight for a good long time now. Rated E For Everyone
So valve is working on ps3?
In this day and age, Valve would have try really hard to find a gaming GPU that underperforms the PS3 lol. Any entry level GPU they get will out perform the PS3 multiple times. Hell the PS3 was obselete before it even launched: "Back when Sony announced the specifications of the PlayStation 3, everyone asked if it meant the end of PC gaming. After all Cell looked very strong and NVIDIA's RSX GPU had tremendous power. We asked NVIDIA how long it would take until we saw a GPU faster than the RSX. Their answer: by the time the PS3 ships. So congratulations to NVIDIA for making the PS3 obsolete before it ever shipped, as G80 is truly a beast. " http://www.anandtech.com/sh... :P
Everytime there's a picture of a "next gen console" it's always an uglier-than-ass picture of a box that looks like a fat wireless router or a futuristic scale to weigh yourself on lol
@ Gaming101 I think Valve could make a console that effectively looks like a steaming turd with a large sticker of Gabe on it doing a double 'thumbs up' and it would still sell vast amounts.
Actually you can take the girl's comment in another context. She said "I'm working at Valve on next-gen hardware". This could be interpreted to mean she is working on PS4 and the next xbox. Don't always assume you know what someone is talking about with so little context from a twitter page.
Rated E For Ecstasy
No word on if it will be a console or not. Could be PC in a console shell. Not a bad idea really. They could easily pick up a CPU, GPU, but what else would they throw in the box? OpenRL maybe? It is new and different. Certainly would be a step in a different direction. Since AMD and IBM have all the other consoles this is a good chance for Intel and NVIDIA to showcase some hardware in a platform. Not sure Valve has the doe to really start a console production though. So this might just be words, but who knows. Its fun to guess. The Sbox vs. the Xbox. haha
Given how successful Steam is, I'd imagine Valve has plenty of dough. Plus if they're doing this with hardware partners, I'd imagine they would be sharing the cost with a lot of different companies. Nvidia and Intel would stand to benefit greatly from a consolized PC since it would help push part sales and garner more interest in PC gaming.
Maybe it's a way to bring steam to the console gamers? As soon as console gamers see how cheap steam actually is / how it's business model completely blows away the PSN and xbox live, they may bring some strong competition to the console market.
Surely though it'll have to run on windows to play all the games properly. MS wouldn't licence that out to a competing console.
Unless maybe they offered to sell stuff on it like selected XBL Arcade games with Valve taking only a very small cut, if any.
Valve could develop customized versions of Linux and WINE. You don't need Windows at all, you just need to run code that was written for Windows. Less of the system's resources would be tied up in the OS, in that case. I think that would run games faster vs. a similarly specced PC running Windows. Actually, that would be pretty awesome. A console that could play any game available on steam, and unified PC hardware that developers could optimize for.
OMG THEY ARE MAKING PORTAL GUN !
Nobody else thinking they're creating a streaming device that runs via 'steam' so you browse the store/friends everything you can already do but when you buy a game it d/ls to the cloud and streams it?.. i think we're miles away from cloud gaming being perfected but if anyone can do it well it would be valva plus my D/L speeds on steam are epic :D
If its a box that connects to tv and you play it with a controller, but it plays all the pc games on steam, is something like that a console or a pc? Lol
(Trying to act like the narrator for Soul Calibur LOL!!) FOR A DECADE WITH 2 CONSOLE GENERATIONS!!!! NINTENDO, SONY, AND MICROSOFT HAVE FOUGHT FOR SO LONG... BUT THE SOUL STILL BURNS WITHIN THEM, AS THEY GO INTO THE 3RD GENERATION... BUT THE 3 MAY HAVE MET THEIR MATCH!!!! VALVE'S STEAM BOX IS A NEW CHALLENGER!!!! AND SOUL CALIBUR 6 AND HALF LIFE 3 IS A TIME EXCLUSIVE AT 2013 LAUNCH!!! BUT FOR THE ORIGINAL 3 THE SOUL STILL BURNS!!! SOUL CALIBUR!!!!!
its not a console, but a prebuilt gaming pc made by valve that has my interest big time. They might even give it a few console like features while devs will certainly optimize for it.
Well if they do bring a console over it be based on a PC structure with about as much kick ass to run games that steam client distributs. So if thats the case then i think the console if it is one will be disc based but also offering you its steam client, Like XBL ,PSN. Only it have alot more lol.
I think the future of gaming leans towards pc , so a pc console hybrid could see a massive change in the industry and I'm all for it!
This bodes very well for the wallets of cash-poor gamers everywhere. Very exciting if true.
Steam is great as a digital service - but I think it takes more than that to make a great console. I'd still be suspicious of something like this, and I love Valve.
There's nothing inherently special about any console that has ever been created. Not to say that Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft haven't done impressive things over the years, but save credit for devs and software-related decisions. It's like praising your DVD player after you watch Inception.
good thing its not actually a console.
All I care about is the potential for said box. Granted, it seems difficult to compete in this day and age where people like Sony and even Nintendo struggle to keeps these consoles flowing like they used to, but one major thing Steambox will have is to have your account tied to it. I already own over 250 games on steam and instead of sitting tied down to my computer (although I do have it hooked up to my living room/gaming tv) it would eliminate the confusion for other less informed people to worry about will "my PC run this or my new graphics card costs $400 but I can't afford it right now" Exciting times are coming... To say the least.
The more I think about the steam box, the more I want it to be true. I do all my gaming on steam on my laptop, but I can't play the latest games like max payne 3, mafia 2, skyrim etc and have to run several year old games on low. So this steam box would solve that problem since I'm not into PC upgrading. There are also genres I'd prefer to play with a controller which I would like to pick up and play in front of the TV and not worry about setting up my laptop in such a way. Knowing valve, they would also have some emphasis on mouse/keyboard for the console too. Hopefully it would be compatible with your existing steam account. That would be a deal-breaker for me.
rumors rumors go away
I read the report and all rumors pointing to it. Its just the controller they are making. (controller=hardware) I think its more on attracting console players to PC where all games will be tailored fit with their gamepad.
I seriously hope they're just helping with the PS4. That would be fantastic. My Steam account plus my PSN account on the same system? Brilliant.
again rumors ???? i will wait for a real news
I trust Valve to spend my cash on it, even pre-order, if true!
all this crap is to get people to stop talking about Half Life 2 ep3! but i'm not fooled! so on that note......."Where the hell is Half Life 2 ep3"?
There really is no chance for Valve in the Console selling business because Microsoft and Sony already have Technically WON, This smells commercially risky at best
Didn't Valve already say officially that they weren't doing this? I don't know but their business is to dominate PC. Would be cool though.
I can only see this working out if valve partner up with nvidia/intel. To make upgradable hardware specific to their box. I say this cause pc upgrading is big part of pc gaming.
Not my thing, I just don't think Valve would have the support to have their own console or PC box or whatever it is. I like some of Valves games, but they don't have enough to lure me away from consoles. I use my PC to go online and things like that, but I'm definitely not a PC gamer or interested in anything like that. It will be interesting to see what it is and maybe there will be some people interested, just not me.
How can you say you are not interested in something that isn't even out? This thing might blow you, then what would you say then? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
Valve caters to the PC crowd for the most part, which I'm not interested in the least. It could be the most powerful thing ever and if its PC I wouldn't be interested in the least. Secondly, I can only think of two games that Valve has ever made that I actually enjoyed, Left 4 Dead, which I play on Xbox 360 and Left 4 Dead 2, which I play on the Xbox 360. I have never been a fan of Counterstrike, Half Life or Portal or really anything else they have done. I don't really care about disagrees, I'm not going to lie and say I like something when I think it sucks and is boring, which most of Valves games are. I don't like digital content, I don't like PC gaming and I don't think Valve can carry their own console.
"I don't think Valve can carry their own console." That is an opinion that will fill the minds of the minority, because if you aren't aware.. Valve has just as many fanboys as MS & Sony, a console by them will surely sell.
There isn't room for 4 consoles in the home, there is barely room for 3 as it is. If Valve tries to do something like OnLive, it will be about as successful, which isn't very. The thing about Valve and Steam fanboys is that most of those people are cheap gamers, they always taut how cheap games are on Steam ect... I don't see those types of people putting out a ton of money for some Valve made Steam Box that will probably be quite expensive. Valve also lacks the first party support needed to even try to capture market share and they are already so slow in production of their own games. Would be a bigger flop than the Phantom.
I think it'll be something like onLive, but with valve implemented and MAYBE their own controller. Probably wont happen but hope valve games wont be exclusive to their console
Coming 2017.. Launch title being Half Life 2 Episode 3!!!!
hmm hmm hmm not sure I would get a vavle console, only beauce I have Valve on my PC and I can always hook up my pc on the TV.altough I do like the idea of a vavle console! and depending on the situation nextgen I might get it. I love steam and welcome the "Vavle Companion Cube" :P..this is a wait and see kinda thing
Glad to see Valve is working with Sony on the PS4. It should be an amazing console! BEYOND!
ugh.. not another console why would they waste when they have steam on pc
Don't think VAVLE have the kind of money to put out a gaming system unlike SONY Microsoft or Nintendo. their the BIG 3
Not sure they would be willing to spend as much as those 3 spend but look it up youd be suprised by just how much $$$ they do have
I'd expect Valve to be working on other companies hardware insted of their own, and although valve makes some fun games. Valve needs to up their own anti in the visuals department. The visuals can still get amazingly better while still keeping their visual style in tact! Valve is definatley a company that needs to evolve a bit!
Enough of this next gen shit
Is there really enough room for 4 consoles in a generation?
If this is TRUE, then will Valve make games for all the consoles? Or just PC and the "Valve console"?
Steam-Box exclusives: Left 4 Dead 3 Counter Strike Team Fortress Portal 3 Half Life Episode 3
Yay, a console that won't play Half Life 3 !
Couldn't that statement just be interpreted as them working on games for next generation hardware? I think it's the most logical solution. Valve have already made confirmations as to these rumours being false and their community is comprised of PC Gamers, releasing a console wouldn't be the smartest of plans...
...rumors new PS will eliminate used game sales....rumors valve making a console...PS4 powered by steam?
There dev kits! game developers have been making games with these dev kits for about a year now, i'm glad the ps4 is going to be much much easier to develope for but i think the cell does have a future.
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