Friday, June 27, 2014
Valve Lifts Lid Off Steam Box, Video Presentation, Details Inside

Valve Lifts Lid Off Steam Box, Video Presentation, Details Inside

Valve has partnered with Xi3 Corporation to develop  technology designed to support Steam and its Big Picture mode on HD TV screens, and it is being exhibited at CES this week. Xi3 released a video showing off the Steam Box prototype likely to be in living rooms of many PC fans.

According to the Xi3 Corporation, the hardware being showed off is “a development stage system optimized for computer gameplay on large high-definition television monitors”.

The hardware will be housed in a  Xi3 Modular Computer chassis (seen immediately below), and will support both Steam and the platform’s Big Picture mode.

The hardware will be on demonstration at Valve’s CES stations all this week, where the firm is expected to talk more about the tech. Xi3 Corporation received an investment from Valve to create the SteamBox, it has been revealed.

Said Xi3 president Jason A. Sullivan:

This new development stage product will allow users to take full-advantage of their large high-definition TV displays for an amazing computer game experience.

As a result, this new system could provide access to thousands of gaming titles through an integrated system that exceeds the capabilities of leading game consoles, but can fit in the palm of your hand.

This, as just yesterday Nvidia unveiled its new portable console dubbed Project SHIELD. Expect a crowded year for consoles, folks.

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  • Ghost250

    look stupid, just like an OUYA.

  • nick

    looks nice.
    but they need to stop marketing it as a gaming PC, ITS NOT!
    this would really come in handy for those who travel allot, so much easier to carry that than a notebook or even tablet.
    but one things for sure you certainly am not going to be playing crysis 3 off it!
    i dont think this is the steambox valve have been talking about either, this just seems to be something backed by them like the occulus rift was.
    i hope it is, i want to see something like the X31 out from valve, not this under powered PoS!