Steam Game Console Officially Announced

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

Game developer Valve (Half-Life, Portal) and modular computer designer Xi3 Corporation announced their tentatively titled "Xi3 Computer Game System" on Monday.

The "Steambox" is a gaming platform designed to support Steam and its Big Picture interface for "residential and LAN party computer gaming on larger high-def screens.” The console is about the size of a grapefruit.

Valve is also investing an undisclosed amount into Xi3 as a result of the collaboration.

“Today marks the beginning of a new era for Xi3,” said Jason A. Sullivan, founder, President and CEO of Xi3. “This new development stage product will allow users to take full-advantage of their large high-definition TV displays for an amazing computer game experience. As a result, this new system could provide access to thousands of gaming titles through an integrated system that exceeds the capabilities of leading game consoles, but can fit in the palm of your hand.”

[Via Siliconera]

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