Valve Announces Steam Machine Launch Window
Valve left us all hanging after its announcement of the Steam Machine in early 2014, but now it's finally revealing when we can get one.
The Steam Machine is supposed to help PC gaming rival home consoles in the form of a box you can hook up to your TV. This living room PC was announced in early 2014 and, since then, there have been almost no updates until now. The Steam Machine will release alongside the Steam controller and the Steam Link, both of which will be essential in streaming from a PC, Kotaku reports. They will have 1080p/60HZ streaming capabilities and will each cost $50. The Steam Machine's price is a different story.
While the lowest priced Steam Machines will be around the $350-400 range, you can expect a variety of different mini-PCs to launch. Different people have different needs and different PCs have different parts to meet those needs. Apparently there are multiple companies working on Steam Machines that will be ready at launch, including Alienware, Falcon Northwest and many others.
"Steam Machines will start at the same price point as game consoles, with higher performance. Customers interested in the best possible gaming experience can choose whichever components meet their needs," a Valve representative said at this week's Game Developers Conference.
It seems that we will just have to wait until its November launch window to see all that Valve will be bringing forth with its Steam Machine.