Valve’s Steam Box Is Real, Codenamed ‘Piston’



Hey, remember how the rumor mill has been talking about Valve developing a supposed “Steam Box” for like three years? Here you go.

Guess we can chalk one up for the rumor mill.

Hardware maker Xi3 teamed with Valve and showed off a very early version of the Piston to CES. It will come with up to 1TB of storage and will be able to upgrade the CPU and RAM as well as have component updates. It will perform beyond the upcoming next generation consoles and is only about the size of a grapefruit.

No pricing was revealed but this is most likely where the differences with home consoles will be seen. Valve could just want this to be an extension of their PC market but if this is competitively priced, could they take a small chunk out of the Sony/Microsoft/Nintendo pie?




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