Steam is a clear reference in the video game industry, although its influence mainly refers only to the PC market – and it is not precisely a short-range one -. This, then, invites Valve to think about the possibility of making the leap to the console model, something that has recently begun to be rumored and that culminates in the so-called ‘ SteamPal ‘, which could be neither more nor less than the portable console of the company.
SteamPal, Valve / Steam’s portable console?
Then we will leave you with the tweet from the AllGamesDelta team that has made the aforementioned possibility begin to be valued:
As we can see SteamPal, which would have the code name in Neptune, has appeared in multiple references in the Steam database recently. In particular, you can find mentions that refer to button mapping, a quick access menu and another of power settings, as well as a general configuration, which includes mentions of an airplane mode, Wi-Fi network selection and other characteristics of the devices. with internet connection.
It should be noted that at this point Valve has not made any statement to affirm or deny the existence of SteamPal, but the clues found in the database of the digital store system seem to be quite irrefutable. Again, we must remember that Gabe Newell, the highest representative of Valve, has already been publicly flirting with Valve’s jump to consoles in some way, and it seems that this would be materializing through SteamPal.
Although for now we will have to wait to see if Valve makes any communication to the system, it is obvious what the attraction of SteamPal would be: being able to access the Steam library from anywhere. With this, the PC market would take a leap like few others, as it could go on to compete with more unique formats such as the Nintendo Switch. Logically it would be necessary to see if the console would bet on streaming or if it would present some weighty technical conditions, but in any case it is more than obvious why Valve could opt for it.