As with the rest of the known world, Valve boss Gabe Newell is waiting for Apple to make its move into the home gaming realm, and he sees this as more of a threat to his forthcoming Steam Box dream than Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo’s home hardware.
Speaking to US gaming site Polygon, Newell said: “The threat right now is that Apple has gained a huge amount of market share, and has a relatively obvious pathway towards entering the living room with their platform. I think that there’s a scenario where we see sort of a dumbed down living room platform emerging — I think Apple rolls the console guys really easily.”
Newell’s obviously expecting something like a £99 Apple TV bundled with a Bluetooth game controller to be the next-gen home console champ. A simple Apple take on the Android Ouya console could feed Angry Birds to the masses for the next decade. [Polygon via Kotaku]