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Call of Duty developer getting pally with Xi3 Steam box

Sunday, 3rd March 2013 21:50 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Infinity Ward has made a couple of mysterious references to Xi3, the Valve-backed micro PC expected to be the first of a number of Steam boxes.

The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare developer posted two pictures of an Xi3, to its Facebook and Twitter.

It gave no explanation and did not respond to queries.

Call of Duty games regularly release on PC, so it makes sense for Infinity Ward to bes testing the hardware alongside module PC components. It’s quite possible the posts were made out of excitement over an unreleased bit of tech rather than bearing any particular significance; “Infinity Ward making a game for a PC” is not exactly cats lying down with dogs.

The Xi3 is a living-room focused PC which has received financial investment from Valve; founder Gabe Newell has said he expects a number of similar devices to pop up alongside the company’s own hardware, the official Steambox.

Infinity Ward is almost certainly working on the next Call of Duty game for release later this year, which is heavily rumoured to be Modern Warfare 4.

Thanks, GameSpot.

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9 Comments

  1. SolidGamerSnake

    Could that thing it stands on be the one of those component upgrades? I doubt that the box itself has enough space for any decent( or high end) hardware if it already has a 1tb HDD.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Erthazus

    If Steambox will be upgradeable with these boxes (graphics card and other stuff) then Sony and MS will be dead to me. That’s for sure.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. _LarZen_

    Modular parts is probably the future for PC gaming.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. _LarZen_

    @2 Good luck playing console exclusive games on a PC! :D

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Erthazus

    Modular parts? Pc hardware is already modular enough. Modular parts is the future of console gaming if it will be ever released.

    @4, you mean games with dumbed down gameplay and Auto-Aim? Pass.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. CyberMarco

    Don’t feed the trolz!!!

    #6 1 year ago
  7. _LarZen_

    @5 Ah…the master race is here I see. All bow down to the mighty hardware gurus that is the master race!

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Erthazus

    @7, you start with your trolling first man. So I answered to you, console peasent.

    Anyway, if Steam-Box will ever be released, it’s going to be a console and that will be great.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. _LarZen_

    @8 Well, jokes aside. It’s going to be interesting to see how things will pan out.

    I am really curious how the Steambox will be. Steam on my tv…hell yeah!

    The only thing I am a little skeptical about is that its rumored to be a Linux platform. That means we cant play all our games…

    #9 1 year ago

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