Steam beta hints at possible console plan
The latest Steam beta includes a reference to something called SteamPal, sparking speculation that Valve might be working on some kind of console.
Dataminers also found a quick access menu, a power menu and text strings referencing low battery notifications, Bluetooth, airplane mode as well as restart, shutdown and suspend options.
Steam in your hand: A handheld device seems the most likely candidate, one that's similar to the Switch. Many different handheld PCs running Windows and sporting Intel and AMD CPUs have appeared on the market, coupling relatively good performance with reasonable price points and support for industry standard graphics APIs.
Expect the unexpected: During an interview in New Zealand, Gabe Newell was asked whether Steam would come to console and he replied “it won't be the answer you would expect”. Perhaps the console will come to Steam instead?