According to reports, Valve is developing a portable console similar to the Nintendo Switch based on Linux. It is expected that it will be a multifunctional PC with touch control and gamepad. It is reported that it will run Steam games and may be released by the end of this year. Valve has not shared any information about such devices, but new devices have been mentioned in the latest version of the Steam code. In addition, according to reports, earlier this month, Valve co-founder and managing director Gabe Newell hinted at the upcoming game console.
There is little or no information available on Valve’s upcoming processing gaming device, but a report by Ars Technica cited multiple sources familiar with the matter as saying that the device has been in development for some time.What makes things more interesting is the creator of SteamDB Pavel Djundik Found new hardware-related code In the latest version of the Steam Beta desktop client. Steam is Valve’s storefront in PC, Mac and Linux games. According to reports, the code mentions a new hardware called “SteamPal” related to the previously discovered “Neptune” controller.
Djundik also found a quick access menu and power menu with “shutdown”, “pause” and “restart” functions, possibly the upcoming Steam handheld console. The report added that the device could be a multi-function PC with touch control support and a gamepad. This speculative device resembles the shape of the popular Nintendo Switch, which allows players to play in handheld console and sofa console modes.
In addition, Gabe Newell hinted that Valve may launch a new game console at Sancta Maria College in New Zealand before the end of this year. According to reports, in answering a question about Steam games on the console, Newell said: “By the end of this year, you will have a better understanding of this… this will not be the answer you expect.” The answer was shared by Reddit users, but This post has been deleted, although Ars Technica claims to have discovered it before deleting it.
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