Valve’s Steam Box will not be formally announced in 2013: engineer clarifies issue

Wednesday, 9 January 2013 09:49 GMT By Dave Cook

Valve founder Gabe Newell officially announced that the company’s PC console – dubbed internally at the studio as ‘Bigfoot’, and its handheld counterpart ‘Littlefoot’ – at CES. However, speculation that it will be formally announced at GDC is wide of the mark, a Valve engineer has confirmed.

First, if you mist last-night’s megaton announcement, you can get a complete overview of what the game-changing console will involve here.

Speaking with Engadget, Valve engineer Ben Krasnow clarified that at no point has the company stated a 2013 announcement date for the hardware. It comes as German site states that he announced a 2013 date

“With regards to the Steam Box news,” he said, “there has been a lot of things that we are working on getting Steam into the living room, and are planning for a hardware box, but we have no current plans to announce anything in 2013.”

The Steam Box is not to be confused with the joint Valve and Xi3 PC announced at CES.

Next, check out Pat’s blog on why Steam Box will change the games industry and tell us your thoughts in the comment box. We want to hear from you on this one, seriously.

Thanks CVG.