Known for being popular with PC and console gamers alike along with its popular games such as Portal, Left 4 Dead and Half-Life, Valve is reportedly developing a gaming console, dubbed the “Steam Box” or jokingly the “GabeCube”, that could be introduced in the console market up with the trio of Xbox 360, the Playstation 3 and the Nintendo Wii. Joshua Topolsky over at The Verge reported that Valve might have been secretly working with hardware developers and others on this console.
Apparently, the ‘Steam Box’ will be more inclusive rather than exclusive of non-Valve title games and compatible with other devices.
Moreover, the console could sport a Core i7 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and an NVIDIA GPU.
In addition to the guessed specs, the console may have a unique controller packaged along with components that could track the player’s heart rate, eye movement and other biometrics in real-time that may contribute to making actual game play much more..interesting.
According to rumors, Valve may unveil this secret console at the 2012 Game Developers Conference.
Others believe that Valve, if it has been developing such a console, will unveil the project at the E3.