Valve has been conspicuously silent for about a year now, which has had some people fuming- you see, Valve announced their entry into the hardware market, which would be Linux based living room PCs, the Steam Machines, as well as the Steam Controller, the Steam OS, and a variety of other such initiatives to lead their assault into the living room. But then, in typical Valve fashion, all of this was delayed, and Valve itself disappeared behind the curtains, and we haven’t heard a peep from them since.
That may be all about to change, as it appears Valve is finally ready to show its hand again- they have just announced and confirmed that they will be showing a variety of hardware at GDC this year; said hardware ill include, they have confirmed, Steam Machines, the final form of the Steam Controller (which has undergone multiple revisions at this point), as well as a hitherto unannounced Steam VR headset that they have been working on all this while.
That’s not even all- capitalizing on their breaking the silence, Valve also seized this chance to trumpet some numbers. Such as the fact that the active Steam userbase now consists of 125 million users (active userbase indicating that these users logged in at least once within the last 30 days), while the service now has 4,500 games on offer- in both these metrics, Valve is offering far more than any of the consoles currently on the market.
Stay tuned to GamingBolt, because we will keep you posted on Valve’s endeavors.