Xi3 has teased that more plans are coming for its Piston console. You know, the one that’s supposedly a “SteamBox.”
You might remember the Xi3 Piston from CES 2013, back in March. Xi3 pulled the covers back on its ultra sleek box, declaring the company to be one of the many partners teaming up with Valve on the SteamBox (now known as the Steam Machine). After some awkward back and forth between Valve denying Xi3′s involvement with Steam Machines and Xi3 insisting that the Piston was indeed a Steam Machine, it was finally clarified that the Piston, indeed, had nothing to do with the Steam Machine. Essentially, it seems like Valve may have worked with Xi3 on some initial designs for the Steam Machine and Xi3 was talking up the Piston to increase hype.
In any case, the main page of Xi3′s website shows that it may have more news for the Piston. “The wait is over,” it reads, with an image of the Pison and a countdown below it. The wait is over for what? Maybe Xi3 will have some involvement with Valve’s Steam Machine this time around.