Valve Teases More Steam Announcements for the Living Room

by Mike Bendel September 20, 2013 @ 3:04 pm

Valve intends to expand on Steam’s living room presence in a big way, according to a teaser site the company launched this morning. Headlined ‘The Steam Universe is Expanding in 2014,’ three announcements are planned, with the first set for an unveil on Monday. Around 67 hours to be exact, judging from the timer on the site.

Chances are at least one of the announcements will focus on Valve’s hardware plans and Linux. In other words, the Steambox, a console-like device designed to run PC games. Little is known about it apart from some prototype designs that surfaced at CES 2013. Valve deemed none of them official, however, so we’re still completely in the dark for the most part.

Additionally, a blurb on the site reads, ‘Soon, we’ll be adding you to our design process, so that you can help us shape the future of Steam.’

We might be reading into things too much here, but it’s interesting that Valve chose to make three separate announcements. That’s sure to get the Half-Life 3 conspiracists fired up.