Valve Releases Details on First Gen Steam Machines
CES 2014 has been home to some impressive reveals thus far, but none may have been more anticipated than learning which companies would be taking the leap with Valve to develop the first wave of Steam Machines. Valve announced deals with 14 different companies to produce SteamOS-powered devices which would include a Steam Controller at the tech convention, including Alienware, Digital Storm, GigaByte and more.
The third-party Steam Machines will start as low as $499, and could reach prices as high as $6000 if you’re feeling froggy. The specs vary from model to model, though most appear to be customizable to your own preference.
“The first generation Steam Machines offers something for every gamer, which is a critical part of extending Steam into the living room,” said Valve’s Gabe Newell in a statement. “With over 3,000 games and more than 65 million gamers on Steam, it’s important to offer gamers a variety of Steam Machines that allow them to select what makes the most sense for them.”
You can get a look at the first models, their prices and base specs below. The Linux PCs will be available later in 2014.