According to reports out of Germany, Valve’s long-rumoured Steambox will turn up this year.
According to German IT news site Golem, Valve engineer Ben Krasnow attended SSIM 2013 and there confirmed that the company has a console-like piece of hardware in the works.
The Steambox is said to run on Linux, not Windows, and will be revealed during 2013. Steam’s couch-friendly Big Picture mode, Linux client and controller experiments certainly lend a tang of believability to the unverified report.
Krasnow is also said to have promised further hardware reveals this year, and mentioned that Valve is working on AR and VR tech as well as secret projects.