Legend of gaming, Gabe Newell talked about the companyâs plans during an interview with Kotaku at the video game awards. It has been bandied around before that Valve was thinking of releasing an open-source set of consoles for others to play around with (Much like Android) but it now appears that Valve has its heart set on going it alone. This could mean they are looking to get a console and software ready out of the box. Be worried Microsoft and Sony, Valve is coming for you.
The PC will be designed primarily for the living room, according to Newell. He expects a surge in living room PCs in the next year and Valve will be at the forefront of this surge.
With a hint of Apple thrown into the mix, Newell stated that Valves PC would offer a carefully managed ecosystem, similar to Apples operating system. However, he added that Valves ecosystem will be like none other. He said “our hardware will be a very controlled environment.” He went on, “The nice thing about a PC is a lot of different people can try different solutions. Customers can find the ones that work for them.”
Newell didnât say categorically that Valve will be making their own operating system but did mention that Steamâs Big Picture would feature. For those that donât know, Big Picture optimizes the resolution of games for HD TVâs as opposed to PC monitors which would indicate that Valve are certainly planning on invading your living room.
He also said Valve was working on its next-generation engine, which should work with next-generation consoles. “Hopefully that’s gonna give us some interesting opportunities on the game side,” he said.
Well, this sounds like an exciting new player is going to pop into the market. What do you think? Let us know below or on Facebook!