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Handheld SteamOS Device SteamBoy Announced at E3

Category: Gaming
Posted: 11:26AM

The SteamBoy Machine Team has announced that it is developing a handheld device running SteamOS called SteamBoy. The device is based on the official Steam Controller, featuring two touch pads in lieu of analog sticks, eight face buttons, four shoulder buttons, and two additional action buttons on the back. The internal specs will be announced soon, but the team promises that it will feature "a good balance between performance and cost, that will permit Steam users to play the majority of current games in Steam." Aside from playing SteamOS-supported games, the SteamBoy should presumably support Steam In-Home Streaming when connected on your home network, which should make for some interesting competition with the NVIDIA SHIELD.

Unfortunately, whether this ever comes to see the light of day is anyone's guess. At this time, we simply do not know how far into development the device is, nor does the company have any ties to Valve. It's a great idea, but it may just be that – an idea and nothing more. More information will supposedly be provided in the coming months.

Source: Press Release

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