Rumours are currently floating around that suggest Apple might be working with Valve on a games console set to revolutionise the industry. Yes, it’s a rumour, but it’s hardly far fetched and, if it’s true, could very well be absolutely massive.
First up though, are the continued stories that Apple will be bringing out a TV set with built in iTunes functionality – this year. But more interesting are reports that Apple’s Tim Cook has been spotted over at Valve recently, and it’s from here that the big gossip is spreading.
CultOfMac, for example, say that such a collaboration will bring about an “Apple branded, Kinect-like” machine and that the company is planning a “full-on assault to take over the living room.” We can believe that.
Whether or not there’s a market for a digital download only box that’s aimed at both core and casual markets is anyone’s guess, but to rule out the potential of a combined effort from Apple and Valve would be folly.