Reports are suggesting that software maker Valve, are looking to venture into the home console market, with a system that can play PC games using the Steam platform.
The Verge indicate that Valve are trying to source together hardware components to make what has been dubbed as a "Steam Box", with a behind-the-scenes business meeting held at this year's Consumer Entertainment Show.
The device is said to be primarily designed to run Steam applications, but will also be capable of running standard PC games as well, with new iterations of the hardware coming out every 3-4 years to keep it relevant to the needs of PC gamers.
The report also indicates that Valve wouldn't charge licensing fees and developers wouldn't need to pay for dev kits - something that would make development much cheaper than for Nintendo, Sony or Microsoft platforms.
Source: The Verge