Valve Releasing New PC Gaming System Next Year, Will Compete With Next-Gen Consoles

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Just a few days ago, Valve released their latest project, “Big Picture“. Allowing steam users to comfortably use Steam right from their own living room, Gabe Newell, Co-founder of valve, has come out to say that this is only the first step to their new PC Console releasing next year.

Speaking with Kotaku, Gabe expressed how the Big Picture interface was “stronger than expected,” and that their next step is to bring it into Steam Linux, which would be the operating system that their PC console would use.

They expect to sell PC Packages some time next year, with full Steam functionality, making it easy for anyone to use a powerful PC  for gaming right from their living room.

“Well certainly our hardware will be a very controlled environment,” he said. “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 gonna want for their living room.

Kotaku also learned that this PC console will compete with the next generation of consoles from Sony and Microsoft and that Valve is working on their next-generation engine. As for games? Well, Gabe didn’t open much on that matter

“Hopefully that’s gonna give us some interesting opportunities on the game side,”

So what do you guys think? Would a Valve-developed PC console interest you?

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