The Xi3 Piston modular computer, which we wrote about yesterday, was supposed to be one of the first Steam Boxes — and in fact earlier this year they proudly announced that Valve had invested in them for the creation of such a thing.
Fast forward to March, and things aren’t so certain. Valve’s Doug Lombardi provided a statement to Eurogamer distancing themselves from the box, saying “Valve began some exploratory work with Xi3 last year, but currently has no involvement in any product of theirs.”
What does this mean for the Steam Box? Nobody can be sure, but we do know that Valve are working on their own hardware, some of which was detailed here. More news as it comes.