Valve looks set to take its first step into the console industry very soon. According to information leaked by SteamDB, steam’s latest update identified information about a device called SteamPal.
Valve, one of the leaders in the gaming world, maybe working on a handheld console. SteamDB leaked information today that the latest update to Steam identified information about a device called SteamPal. The codes in question contain some very interesting details.
SteamDB’s code identified SteamPal as “Neptune”. The codes contained references to Neptune/SteamPal, such as “neptuneGamesCollection”, “SteamPal/NeptuneName” and “SteamPal Games/GameList_View_NeptuneGames”. It also includes information about controller settings, a quick access menu, and system settings such as airplane mode, wifi, and Bluetooth.
It is clear that Neptune/SteamPal is valve-owned hardware, but of course, we do not know exactly what it is at this time. Valve boss Gabe Newell said in a recent interview that “by the end of the year, you’ll get a very good answer to the question “Will Steam release games to consoles?” We also know that Gabe Newell frequently meets with Xbox boss Phil Spencer.
We will probably find out more details about SteamPal soon.