Razer and the Steam Box: Razer’s CEO says “No comment”

Razer CEO

By on October 3, 2013 at 2:40 pm

games.on.net had the chance to interview Razer’s CEO Min-Liang Tan in Sydney on Tuesday, and he confirmed that the company was very excited about Valve’s recently announced SteamOS.

“I think it’s great,” he said to me. “I’m passionate about it and I’m excited about it. I think it’s a huge boost to the entire industry.”

Tan also confirmed that the recently-released (in Australia) Razer Blade was Linux-ready right now.

“You can run Linux right now on a Razer Blade. We are getting drivers out for the Switchblade UI — the stuff on the 17-inch — pretty shortly. But you can run Ubuntu on this any time.”

On the question of Razer and the Steam Box, however, Tan was more coy.

“I have no comment,” he said, laughing, when I asked him how long we’d have to wait until Razer announced their own Steam hardware. “I’ve been waiting for this question! You’re not going to get me to, uh… no comment.”

I changed tack and asked him about the Steam Controller.

“It’s weird and cool,” he said. “I think it’s uh, it’s very… I’ve got no comment.”

“So you haven’t touched it and played with it, in person?” I said.

“I have no comment,” he replied, laughing some more. “No comment.”

11 comments (Leave your own)

Steam Box success: WE SUPPORTED IT FROM THE VERY START BUY ALL OUR STUFF!
Steam Box failure: Pft, we don’t make peripherals for a failing product.

 
GeneralHerpes.

DOA….

Valve are smoking some hard shit.

 

generalherpes:
DOA….

Valve are smoking some hard shit.

GeneralHerpes computer prophet has spoken!

 

was there any more to this interview or did games.on.net only ask Razers ceo about steam box ????

 

matty,

Rather cynicism about the nature of the industry. Don’t think for a minute Microsoft and Sony are going to just let Valve swoop in and take over the place. Not without a fight and a lot of marketing muscle. They’re much bigger than Valve is.

On the bright side, if Valve can pull this off, it becomes a pleasant surprise.

 

razorback47,

Not that I really care, but what do you think Microsoft and Sony will do to stop valve from doing what they want?

 
steve_rogers42

AAARRRRRGGGHHH

Tim I woulda PAID to speak with the man,

Hope there is a bit more, or atleast word on the front about the Razer Toaster!

 

matty:
razorback47,

Not that I really care, but what do you think Microsoft and Sony will do to stop valve from doing what they want?

Pretty much this, I mean … I guess they could try to get more stuff set up as first party and have it bound to their consoles but … well I’m guessing emulators will be pretty top quality this console generation so all that will do is encourage piracy :S

 

deandoom:
was there any more to this interview or did games.on.net only ask Razers ceo about steam box ????

steve_rogers42:
AAARRRRRGGGHHH

Tim I woulda PAID to speak with the man,

Hope there is a bit more, or atleast word on the front about the Razer Toaster!

Haha yes don’t worry there is an ENTIRE interview that I am transcribing as we speak. I didn’t just bust down his office door and yell “TELL ME EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT THE STEAMBOX”

 

Tim Colwill,

You trapped him buffalo bill style and got sick pleasure as you tortured him throughout the interview ?

 

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