Valve To Hand Out Steam Box Prototype In 3-4 Months

  • Biometric sensors
  • Noise and heat issues
  • Custom game controller

Valve co-founder Gabe Newell spilled some beans regarding the company’s Steam Box gaming console.

  • Biometric sensors
  • Noise and heat issues
  • Custom game controller

Valve co-founder Gabe Newell spilled some beans regarding the company’s Steam Box gaming console.

According to reports, Newell revealed that Valve will be handing out Steam Box prototypes in the next three to four months to testers in order to gauge their reactions. However, Newell didn’t clarify if the testers that he was referring to in his statement were companies who would be building the Steam Box or actual customers who might buy the console for themselves.

Newell also added that the company are still working several issues before they release the console to the public. To be specific, these issues involve the reduction of heat and noise generated by the machine during operation – a problem commonly found in gaming consoles these days.

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Furthermore, he also hinted that Valve is currently assessing multiple controller concepts and are exploring ways to enhance the gaming experience by collecting user data not only through a gamer’s direct inputs but also using biometric information, such as a gamer’s heart rate, mood and other physiological indicators.

By infusing these data into a game, Valve hopes to create a reactive gaming console that adapts to the current state of the gamer and hence, bring a new experience each time a user plays.

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