A German tech website reports that Valve will unveil its oft-rumoured Steam Box this year. It will be powered by Linux.
Nvidia entering the console race came as a bit of a surprise this morning, but Valve Software’s entry has been doing circles in the rumour mill for quite some time now. Ready for another round? According to German tech site golem.de, Valve will be releasing its oft-rumoured Steam Box this year, and it’ll be powered by Linux.
This comes from Valve electronics engineer Ben Krasnow, who spoke at technology conference EHSM in Berlin last month (as picked up by NeoGAF). There, he confirmed that Valve’s console will run on Linux. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, since the company has made no secret of its fondness for the open source system, as well as Newell’s intense dislike for Windows 8.
Everything concerning the Steam Box, up to and including its name, is still very much rumour and conjecture. Valve have stated that they’re still a long way off from shipping any hardware and their focus is on a virtual reality device.
If there’s anything we can take away from this, it’s that 2013 will be a very interesting year indeed.