What Happened To the Steam Box?
Back in March, when Joshua's Exclusive scoop about the Valve hardware box ran, I was, to put it lightly, thrilled out of my gourd.
The possibility is great. An "affordable" piece of hardware that runs any game I can get on Steam, bridging the gap between the glorious PC gaming master race and dirty console gaming peasants.
The original article didn't give much away as far as Joshua's sources, or a time table, but he then followed up with a tweet that read:
All I can say is that I've seen even more than I can reveal in that post for now.
That was 5 months ago.
GDC has come and gone without a console announcement, and I haven't seen any real followup on the idea of a Steam Box from either The Verge or the rest of the gadget news community.
We've seen a few developments that could suggest Valve is moving in this direction. Gabe called Windows 8 "a catastrophe" and decided to launch Steam on Linux. And they've finally announced a beta of the long-awaited "Big Picture" mode for Steam.
But that's still a far cry from a Steam Box being announced at GDC. So what's going on? Was Josh wrong? Did Valve's plans change? Or is Valve just operating on Valve Time?