During an interview with IGN Valve’s Greg Coomer has this week revealed that Valve will be announcing the partners they’ve chosen to push their new Valve Steam Machine gaming systems.
At the end of September Valve unveiled their new Valve Steam Machine hardware that will run the SteamOS Linux gaming based operating system and announced that they were working with multiple partners to bring a variety of Steam gaming machines to market during next year. As Valve put it “Entertainment is not a one-size-fits-all world”.
It will be interesting to see which partners Valve has chosen to push and create their new Valve Steam Machine hardware and all will now be revealed at CES 2014 which runs from Jan. 7-10, 2014.
Valve’s Greg Coomer explained to IGN in the interview:
“There really is a pretty huge variety of machines,”-“It’s not a huge number of boxes. In January we’re going to start to be specific about which partners there are, how many boxes there are, what kinds of specs those machines will include. Probably ballpark figures on what kind of range of prices we’ll be seeing for those boxes.”
Valve’s Anna Sweet explained a little more about the multiple hardware that will be made available to suit different budgets and requirements.
“We have 65 million Steam users,” -“They’re a broad range of gamers. They all have different priorities when it comes to buying a Steam Machine. All our partners we’re working with are optimizing differently for size, for price, for performance, for all those things you would expect. We think that’s great, because there’s a ton of different customers out there who want an experience like this, but have different priorities when they’re thinking about what they want to buy.”
As more information is released in the run up to CES 2014 we will keep you updated as news develops or is leaked.
Source: PC Gamer : IGN