Valve is planning to release a PC/console next year

Gabe has finally come out and admitted it, Valve ARE making a console!

“I think in general that most customers and most developers are gonna find that [the PC is] a better environment for them,” Newell noted in an interview with Kotaku. “Cause they won’t have to split the world into thinking about ‘why are my friends in the living room, why are my video sources in the living room different from everyone else?’ So in a sense we hopefully are gonna unify those environments. We’ll do it but we also think other people will as well.”

Gabe is claiming that this new PC/console will be able to compete with the upcoming Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4. It has been apparent for a while that Valve are trying to muscle in on the living room scene in gamers lives, the biggest claim to this being the creating and implementation of the “Big Picture” UI for steam, but can they actually do it?

The Valve head did note that their console would not be as open as the average computer, “Well certainly our hardware will be a very controlled environment. If you want more flexibility, you can always buy a more general purpose PC. For people who want a more turnkey solution, that’s what some people are really gonna want for their living room. The nice thing about a PC is a lot of different people can try out different solutions, and customers can find the ones that work best for them.”

What do you think of this new PC/Console from Valve? Do you think you will get it? Or is it a bad idea? Let us know in the comments below!