Is it time to finally ship the Xi3 Piston game console? The modular computing company on Friday promised that "the wait is over".
On Monday, Sept. 30, at 11 a.m. MT (10 a.m. PT), the Salt Lake City-based company promises "additional details" on the new Piston console, which everyone�assumes will be a Steambox or Steam Machine, powered by Valve Software' new SteamOS.
Valve announced a week ago that it would have three announcements lined up in a row: the first was Steam OS, a Linux-based OS that Valve designed for the living room. �The second, and most relevant, was the Steam Machine, a Steam OS-powered console that Valve will supply through a variety of partners. And finally, there was the Steam Controller, an oddly-shaped controller that chose to use touchscreens, rather than analog joysticks, as a controller.
So far, Xi3 has never explicitly stated that the Piston would be Steam powered; in fact, the company has previously avoided using Valve's name and the Steam service, even though Valve has invested in the hardware maker.