Details emerge on Valve video game console

Screenshot from Left 4 Dead 2 Valve is best known for Half Life and survival horror game Left 4 Dead

Video game maker Valve is working on a PC that will allow users to play Steam games on their big-screen televisions.

The plan to produce a "very controlled" set-top box was revealed in an interview with gaming website Kotaku about the future of the PC.

The company, best known for Half Life and Left 4 Dead, has already developed a "big picture mode" for Steam.

Although Steam is run by Valve, the service gives gamers access to many developers and games studios' titles.

Valve boss Gabe Newell said demand for the big picture interface had been "stronger than expected".

Kotaku suggested the device might run the open-source operating system Linux.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

More Technology stories

RSS

Features

  • Alana Saarinen at pianoMum, Dad and Mum

    The girl with three biological parents


  • Polish and British flags alongside British roadsideWar debt

    Does the UK still feel a sense of obligation towards Poles?


  • Islamic State fighters parade in Raqqa, Syria (30 June 2014)Who backs IS?

    Where Islamic State finds support to become a formidable force


  • Bride and groom-to-be photographed underwaterWetted bliss

    Chinese couples told to smile, but please hold your breath


  • A ship is dismantled for scrap in the port city of Chittagong, BangladeshDangerous work

    Bangladesh's ship breakers face economic challenge


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.