Valve is Developing a Portable Console Similar To Nintendo Switch

Valve is Developing a Portable Console Similar To Nintendo Switch Gabe Newell, co-founder, and MD of Valve indicated about the upcoming launch

Valve is Developing a Portable Console Similar To Nintendo Switch
Valve is Developing a Portable Console Similar To Nintendo Switch

Last Updated on May 26, 2021 by Joydeep Ghosh

The latest developments news from the sphere of consoles is here as Gabe Newell, co-founder, and MD of Valve, recently indicated a console launch earlier this month. The Steam handheld console might be launched by the end of 2021 and might have similarities with the Nintendo Switch. It will be Linux-based and a PC with everything, from touch controls to gamepad. It is also reported that Steam games that will launch at the end of this year will run on this new console. However, they haven’t mentioned details about the new creation. But sources like Ars Technica revealed that this device has been developing for much time now. And to add to it, the creator of SteamDB, Pavel Djundik, discovered a new hardware-linked code in the latest version of the Steam beta desktop client. The code also mentions “SteamPal,” the new hardware, and that’s kinda related to the Neptune controller.

Valve is Developing a Portable Console Similar To Nintendo Switch
Valve is Developing a Portable Console Similar To Nintendo Switch

Djundik also discovered some menus such as Shutdown, suspend, and restart, which were probably meant for the about-to-be-launched Steam console. As mentioned earlier, it is in resemblance with the Nintendo Switch, which is very popular. It had the facility of being used both as a handheld and couch consoles.

In addition, according to Gabe Newell, their new development might get launched at New Zealand’s Sancta Maria College this year-end. When questioned about Steam games on consoles, she said that the fans would be getting a much better idea of it, which will be unexpected. A Reddit user shared this answer of Gabe Newell, but later the post was deleted. However, Ars Technica says they already spotted it before its deletion. That is all for now; for more such interesting updates, stay tuned to MediaScrolls.

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