Valve is counting down to Monday morning at 10AM PT. That's when the company will likely reveal the Steam Box, its plan to create a video game console that runs Linux and plays PC games.
Earlier this week, Valve co-founder Gabe Newell said that we should expect the company to share more information on its living room hardware plans very soon, and today the company's erected a teaser site titled "The Steam Universe is Expanding in 2014." That teaser site actually has space for three countdown clocks in total: the first one has 72 hours remaining, indicating that it should expire Monday at 1PM Eastern / 10AM Pacific.
Three distinct countdown clocks: what will we see?
"Last year, we shipped a software feature called Big Picture, a user-interface tailored for televisions and gamepads," the site reads. "This year we’ve been working on even more ways to connect the dots for customers who want Steam in the living room. Soon, we’ll be adding you to our design process, so that you can help us shape the future of Steam."
We've been following Valve's Steam Box idea since well before it was public knowledge, and we're eager to see how far along Valve's plans really are. If we had to guess, the three distinct countdown clocks point to the "Good," "Better," and "Best" target hardware configurations that Gabe Newell told us about in our wide-ranging January interview.
Update: Valve told games journalist Geoff Keighley that it will make three announcements next week.