A few months ago Valve announced that they will be releasing their own hardware and have now revealed the first prototypes.
Valve Show of Steam Machines
Times are changing in the video game industry with Valve making an attempt to get into gamers living rooms for the first time.
They have already announced their concept of the Steam controller, which aims to bring the first person shooters along with the rest of the steam catalogue to the living room allowing you to sit back on the couch with the controller in hand.
They also have grand plans for their Steam OS – an operating system that is expected to rival the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. These concepts are designed to support the steam machines – which Valve have been showing off to a lucky group of gamers recently.
Demo Steam Machine Contains Nvidia GeForce GTX 780
As the Steam machine is essentially a home computer entertainment system in a box it will be interesting to know how it is configured. The prototype contained the Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 along with an Intel Core i7-processor. As of now – we do not know the memory it is carrying.
The steam machine itself came housed in aluminium and steel and is 30.5 cm wide and 7.4 cm in height. The console of course will feature the Steam OS which is based on Linux.
Early reports have noted the operating system works extremely smooth but in its current state there are limited options.
Steam Machine to Come with Steam Controller
Valve confirmed that they will be delivering the console with the Steam controller when it releases. The production of the Steam controller itself has not started yet.
At the moment, the design is still only a prototype. Valve believes that the final design will be a lot smaller.
They also revealed that as of now do not have any plans to release to all games exclusively for the new steam machine. The Steam box should be on the market sometime next year