Valve has confirmed that they are looking into the production of PC packages that will be suited to living rooms, which they hope will compete with next-generation consoles.
"We'll do it [create this type of system] but we also think other people will as well," said Valve's chief, Gabe Newell. "Well certainly our hardware will be a very controlled environment. If you want more flexibility, you can always buy a more general purpose PC."
Although this hasn't been confirmed as the long-rumoured Steam Box, it does seem as though it will serve a very similar purpose - allowing gamers to play PC games in a much more comfortable environment.
Newell also went on to talk about how Valve is planning to start offering up hardware solution of this nature next year, offering people the chance to use their Steam platform straight away.