Valve Answers Steam Box Speculation
The guys at PC Gamer managed to nail Doug Lombardi with a tranquilizer dart and get a (fairly) straight answer about the Steam Box rumors floating around.
“We’ve always been very public with wanting to play with biometric feedback and new input devices, and yeah we are playing around with that stuff,” Lombardi said. ”We do think we have an interesting idea there and we’re pushing in different directions with that… but all that is a long way from Valve shipping a hardware device.”
I’m going to read between the lines a little and guess the situation is thus: they have neat ideas, and are trying to see if those neat ideas make for a good gaming experience. That means that all the other very important details like what games it’ll play and how it’ll interact with Steam have probably not even been looked at yet.
Bottom line — it’s not happening soon, and that’s if it happens at all.
There are lots of other details about Valve’s experiments with biometrics over on the PC Gamer story, so go check it out if you’re interested. Doug’s a big guy, so props to the writer that wrestled him to the ground. He gets feisty when he’s cornered.
[via PC Gamer]