Valve teasing announcement for Monday

"The Steam universe is expanding in 2014," Portal and Half-Life developer says on new teaser page; first of three announcements coming Monday, September 23.

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Portal and Half-Life studio Valve today launched a teaser website with a message that reads, "The Steam universe is expanding in 2014." A countdown clock states the announcement will be made on Monday, September 23.

"Last year, we shipped a software feature called Big Picture, a user-interface tailored for televisions and gamepad," Valve said. "This year we've been working on even more ways to connect the dots for customers who want Steam in the living-room."

"Soon, we'll be adding you to our design process, so that you can help us shape the future of Steam."

A Valve representative confirmed that the company will make three announcements next week, the first of which will be on Monday morning.

"We will be talking next week about the steps we're taking to make Steam more accessible on televisions and in the living room," the representative said.

Earlier this week, Valve head Gabe Newell teased a hardware-related announcement for next week, saying, "we're going to be rolling out more information about how we get there and what are the hardware opportunities we see for bringing Linux into the living room."

Discussion

422 comments
phbz
phbz

IT´S A TRAP!!

rajeevv67
rajeevv67

OH MYYY GAAD !! 2 HRs ReMainING!

Nzilla
Nzilla

WHERE IS HALF-LIFE 3????

SeanD1972
SeanD1972

Hopefully it will be a Left 4 Dead 3 and it will be more open world.

Cloud_imperium
Cloud_imperium

I think there will be 3 days gap between each announcement .

bkohary
bkohary

Maybe Valve will reveal Half Steam Portal Strike 3.


angelrodz11
angelrodz11

ommm please be HALF LIFE 3 and LEFT 4 DEAD 3 in those anouncments


goggles123456
goggles123456

Man, if they have found a way to make games run better on Linux, I'll finally be able to give Windows the boot.

danter72
danter72

I hope its a new IP set in the same universe of Half-Life and Portal!

shreddyz
shreddyz

HL2 was a special time but so much time has past I hardly care anymore. Do these companies think people will hang around forever waiting? woopty fudge

Psycold
Psycold

1) Source Engine 2 

 2) Steam Box Console

 3) Half-Life 3

Thumbler76
Thumbler76

I just wonder if is anybody really interested in having steam as a service integrated in the living room...

QuixWare
QuixWare

Funny how this is under portal... 

gogin1
gogin1

1) Family Share

2) Steambox

3) Facebook-esque community feature (more people connecting together somehow)

4)Mind reading

reindertot
reindertot

I don't care about whatever hardware you are making, release "Half-Life 3: Electric BuGladoos" already!

vvulture
vvulture

Couple of things annoy me about the steambox concept...

1 - Will our existing games libraries be available on the box ?  That would mean every game would need to be re-compiled to work on linux platform right ? Can't see that happening. 

2 - Valve would need to leave "Valve Time" and join the rest of the world in the real time in order to release games faster to keep the console alive..  This could lead to lower quality games as they will not be able to take their sweet time anymore..


ZeroX91
ZeroX91

Given the source code was stolen and distributed for free when HL 2 was in development I doubt they would announce (or even hint at) 3 until it was already finished.

komuchen
komuchen

"we give you bans" *all steam accounts banned*

Now that would be funny :)

CCGR_Pheonix
CCGR_Pheonix

Is everyone forgetting about the leaked info on Source 2.0?That's definitely one of the announcements. At least, I hope it is. It does seem likely.

Mr_BillGates
Mr_BillGates

1) Steambox

2) Gamepad

3) More Pay-2-win crap

JediLegacy
JediLegacy

The SteamBox could be a lucrative concept if Valve is able to make a dedicated gaming PC: that is, a PC with a limited OS that could run minimal numbers so that the hardware would not have to be strained so hard and parts could be cheaper, bringing the price down immensely.

Basically, if Valve can create a dedicated gaming PC for around $500-600 that is made for only gaming they have themselves a winner in both the PC and console market. Why play a console game when you could have the modding support, the graphical capability, the keyboard integration, and the versatility of the Steam Store all in one machine for the price of a console?

Ovirew
Ovirew

Maybe they'll announce that they will make Steam run on next-gen consoles.

noandno
noandno

Three announcement? HL3 CONFIRMED

omar_q
omar_q

HL series is so ridiculously overrated. 

Shengy89
Shengy89

Well of course they're working on HL3. The story hasn't ended yet. So I won't call this news.. maybe if this was 3-4 years ago.

Tee_Mal
Tee_Mal

How about a device that can stream the steam interface and games from your rig to your living room TV ala Nvidia shield, I've been saying it for years, it's what we need.

To me it makes the most sense as well since having a dedicated gaming hardware unit would make costs go way up.

Slagar
Slagar

@goggles123456 Every time I think that, I go back to Linux. Then I cry when I realise I've wasted all evening screwing with text files, searching through forum posts trying to get the calculator app working ;\

Majkic666
Majkic666

@vvulture 1. its the same steam account so you will have the same libaries.. and yes not all games will be playable on it but hey thats the same thing as not all games being able to use controllers 

2. No... they dont have to make more and develop fast since its not only their games that will be available on it.. its like saying steam must be bad because valve are slow at developing and they dont have many games... but hey 3th party developers.. you dont see MS or SONY make all games that come out to their consoles

Slagar
Slagar

@ZeroX91 I was so pissed off when that happened. That douchebag delayed HL2 for everyone.

komuchen
komuchen

@JediLegacyI remember modding argument about that ix3 grapefruit thing. Now suddenly not so many people want to touch this.

Jebril
Jebril

@Ovirew Haha they have no reason to do that right now. They see M$ and Sony as competitors not allies.

Jebril
Jebril

@Slagar @goggles123456 It isn't that bad using Linux lol. And most of the games run fine under Linux, I know the Valve ones run better than they on Windows.

Sl4cka
Sl4cka

@Slagar I'll take an evening checking config files any day over reinstalling windows every time there is a problem.

TazmanianD
TazmanianD

@Sl4cka @Slagar I've had Windows 7 for a couple of years and no problems (and I do professional software development on it). I previously had XP and did have to reinstall once a year or two but I got really good at it. I could get back to 90% functionality in just a few hours.