Valve’s Steam Box is on its way

6 Mar

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In an interview with the BBC, Gabe Newell, founder of Valve, said that the new Steam Box console is on its way and that the first prototypes could hit the users for test in 3/4 months. Read below directly from Newell’s words.

“We’re working with partners trying to nail down exactly how fast we can make it. We’ll be giving out some prototypes to customers to get their reactions, I guess, in the next three to four months. Your average gamer has a good idea of what it’d be like. It sort of has the openness and flexibility of PC, yet done in a way that makes it make sense in the living room. There are noise issues and heat issues and being able to deal with that while still offering a powerful enough gaming experience is the challenge in building it.

The main thing that’s holding us up is that we have a couple of different controller prototypes that we’re using, and that’s one of the things we’ll be giving to customers. We’ll just give them a couple different ones and then look to see what the difference is in their play patterns when they have those different controllers. If you think of a game like Left 4 Dead ,which is trying to put you into a sort of horror movie, you and your friends in a horror movie, if you don’t change the experience of what the player is actually feeling then it stops being a horror game and starts being something else. So you need to actually be able to directly measure how aroused the player is — what their heart rate is, things like that — in order to continue to offer them a new experience each time they play.”

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