Maybe, hopefully, surely, this time?
Valve Software recently revealed via press release that it will be making three announcements related to TV and the living room this week. More specifically, it will be revealing “the steps we’re taking to make Steam more accessiblweon televisions and in the living room”.
Considering all the talk about the Steam Box, fueled by Valve’s push for Big Picture – which allows for living room gaming on your TV with controller support – will we finally see Valve unveiled its plans for an audience primarily catered to by consoles?
And more importantly, will this provide some kind of impetus for Half Life 3? We know, we know – it’s long been the same old song and dance, and Valve itself stated that the game is currently in “bits and pieces” with no discernible form. But one thing is for sure: if the Steam Box is real, Valve will be looking for a killer app. This was the case when it launched Steam to coincide with the release of Half Life: Episode 1, or when it made Portal 2 exclusive to the PS3 among consoles to facilitate the introduction of Steam.
Will third – or whichever time this is – be the charm? We’ll find out soon.