Valve to expand Steam's universe: Launches teaser page for 23 September announcements
Steam's universe is expanding in 2014 - at least that's what the company has suggested on a new teaser page launched today.
Steam is a primary source for downloadable PC games and third-party games, and Valve Corporation develops it. Valve has long hinted that it intends to take on PC gaming in the living room, and it has fuelled rumours even further today with a teaser page for Steam that features three countdown clocks, presumably for three announcements.
The company also posted the following message on its teaser page: "Last year, we shipped a software feature called Big Picture, a user-interface tailored for televisions and gamepads. 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."
The countdown clock for the first announcement will end on Monday at 10am Pacific Time (6pm in the UK), though countdown clocks for the second and third announcements are not live. Many reports have speculated that at least one of the announcements will focus on hardware - specifically, Valve's much-discussed video game console, which tech bloggers have tentatively called the Steam Box.
It's worth repeating that Valve wants to connect users to its "design process", according to the teaser page. This clue has led to more speculation that Valve might also introduce a beta-testing program next week. It's hard to tell for sure, but all shall be revealed soon. Stay tuned.