As part of a high school Q&A session earlier today, Valve founder Gabe Newell has dropped a hint that his company may be dipping its toes back into gaming console waters.
Valve owns Steam, the largest digital marketplace for video games, and to date they have kept themselves locked to the PC market beyond a handful of game releases on consoles in the past like “The Orange Box,” “Portal 2,” the “Left 4 Dead” games and “Counter-Strike: Go”.
Asked “will Steam be putting any games on consoles or will it just stay on PC,” Newell says there was news coming by the end of this year. Beyond that is not clear, but Newell has dismissed console talk in the past.
One possibility is either a Steam cloud streaming service or a variation on the Steam Link app for consoles allowing PC desktop players to stream their game libraries to their living room couches. Either way, the statement has made people curious.
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