Posted on January 6, 2014, Ron Whitaker Valve’s First Generation of Steam Machines Unveiled
Earlier today, the folks at CyberpowerPC were showing off their $500 Steam Machine. Now Valve has thrown the lid off the upcoming devices, revealing the full list of manufacturers who will be producing the machines.
In the accompanying press release, Gabe Newell of Valve is quoted as saying,
“The first generation Steam Machines offers something for every gamer, which is a critical part of extending Steam into the living room. 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.”
While this may sound like a bit of an exaggeration, it looks like it could actually be true. With Steam Machines running the pricing gamut from $499 (CyberpowerPC, iBuyPower) all the way up to those incorporating Nvidia GeForce Titan video cards (which run around $1,000 alone), there will certainly be plenty of options competing for your living room gaming dollars.
While the Steam Machines are slated to launch in 2014, no specific release date is available yet. Until then, you’ll have to content yourself with the list of confirmed manufacturers below. Unless, of course, you’re one of the lucky few who received one of the demo units Valve has been sending. If you’re one of those folks, let us know how it handles!
- Digital Storm
- Falcon NW
- Next Spa
- Origin PC