Valve is currently working on a Steam Box gaming console according to The Verge. It’s been suggested that Steam Box will use standard PC hardware and would be based on custom Valve software. USB peripherals will be compatible with the box, though it will likely ship with a proprietary controller.
The Verge report it will have an Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM and NVIDIA graphics. The controller would include interchangeable controls, new buttons and look like the illustration above. Valve filed a patent last year, which could suggest this is in the pipeline. It has been suggested it will allow gamers to play different types of gameplay. It may even include biometric feedback, monitor and players reactions.The devices will be able to run any standard PC titles, and will also allow for rival gaming services (like EA’s Origin) to be loaded up.