Steam’s Upgradable console For 2013!
Possibilities of a new games console may be in store as Valve boss Gabe Newell has recently released news of their big plans to introduce a new Steam powered console device in 2013 (well if the world isn’t destroyed this month), otherwise their plans will really be put on hold. Apparently they are currently working on integrating its currently big screen user friendly version with Steam Linux.
The advantages of Valve having their own Steam based gaming console will allow them to really take a look at the best components and tech to build the console with, allowing them to have a real advantage over competitors such as PS3 and Xbox and their soon to come next-gen models, and upgrade the graphics for games based on the Steam console. If there’s one thing we need more than social networking and iPlayers on console, it’s better graphics.
Newell said that the Steam platform would be a valid competitor to current and future games consoles because developers would welcome the unification of a console-like experience and the PC. "I think, in general, that most customers and most developers are going to find that [it is] a better environment for them," he said. He carried onto say, "They won't have to split the world into thinking about 'why are my friends in the living room, why are my video sources in the living room different from everyone else?' So, in a sense we hopefully are going to unify those environments."
Most importantly he said. "Our hardware will be a very controlled environment,".
If you want more flexibility, you can always buy a more general purpose PC. For people who want a more turnkey solution, that's what some people are really going to want for their living room."
So there we have it, we have waited years and years gamers, and finally a company is going to release a console which isn’t limited to its default stock components. Console upgradability is going to be key, and Valve could potentially take over the console market by storm with this future console within a year or two, as many gamers are fed up with Xbox and PS3 only releasing a new console every seven or eight years when graphics get vastly upgraded on PC every 6 months.
We look forward to writing more development on this subject and will keep you informed...
The image above is NOT a representation of the Steam console in this article.