In an interview with the BBC after collecting his prestigious academy fellowship award at tonight's BAFTA ceremony, Gabe has revealed a Steambox prototype is only 3-4 months away.
The hold up for the device? Well Gabe said: "The main thing that's holding us up... we have a couple of different controllers prototypes we're using". From the prototypes Valve send out, they will be monitoring gaming experiences relative to the controller variants being tested.
He also touched on potentially "dusting off" some other games, such as Ricochet & Day of Defeat to "give them a new spin" given the changing climate. You can watch the full interview on BBC News.