Earlier this week, I wrote an article about the new SteamOS that had been announced and told you to stay tuned for Wednesday’s news. Well, here it is: Steam Machines. Very few details have been given on the official Steam website so far. As of now, we are given this:
“Entertainment is not a one-size-fits-all world. We want you to be able to choose the hardware that makes sense for you, so we are working with multiple partners to bring a variety of Steam gaming machines to market during 2014, all of them running SteamOS.”
From what I can gather, they will have multiple types of Steam Machine, from casual gamer to hardcore.
They have also announced that they will be shipping out 300 Steam Machines for beta testing for anyone who is willing to complete their Hardware Beta Eligibility Quest. Valve has already made sure to let everyone know that a Steam Machine is not needed to use the SteamOS, so don’t start freaking out, thinking that you have yet another system to buy.
Valve has really taken some large strides this week, putting themselves in a position to play in the console gaming world. It may not necessarily be a console system, but to give people the option to choose between the beauty of Steam sales and the regular console world is something that I believe will give them an edge in the coming months.
There is still more information to come from Valve and we will break it to you as soon as we catch wind of anything new.
Are you excited for the Steam Machine? Let us know in the comments below!