Ubisoft Questions if the Future of Console Gaming is Steam Powered

Steam Machines are one of those announcements that take the world by enough storm that just days later, it feels like the announcement was always known. They’re sort of like Ouya, although unlike it in the fact that they won’t make their E3 booth a shipping crate in a parking lot across the street. Although little is currently known about these magical streaming boxes, it hasn’t taken long for the industry — both large and small — to begin to look into what it will mean for them in the future. Ubisoft is one of those entities, who have taken to Twitter to ask “Is the future of console gaming Steam powered? What is your first impressions of Steam Machines?”

While this could just be a marketing tactic from the social media coordinator to drum up some conversation, it seems like Ubisoft is generally curious to know what the buzz is on the metaphorical streets. Steam has said that multiple unannounced publishers are interested in backing the new devices and Ubisoft has seen good sales lately on Steam with franchises like Far Cry and Assassin’s Creed.

We’ve reached out to Ubisoft for comment and will make sure to follow this interesting comment to see if anything more develops.