Disapointed By The Steam Machine Delay?

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Valve have announced a minor delay to the release of their Steam Machines setting the release date back to 2015!

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We’re now using wireless prototype controllers to conduct live playtests, with everyone from industry professionals to die-hard gamers to casual gamers. It’s generating a ton of useful feedback, and it means we’ll be able to make the controller a lot better. Of course, it’s also keeping us pretty busy making all those improvements. Realistically, we’re now looking at a release window of 2015, not 2014.

It is a very minor disappointment but only because the anticipation is so high. I think it’s far more important at this stage that Valve take their time and get this right. The first generation Steam Machines will either see them ranked as a great alternative to Xbone and PS4 or set them back years. I can’t really see the latter happening given the effort that is going into development. It can’t be an easy task to convert mouse and keyboard gaming to controller gaming so Valve taking their time is a very good sign in my book. The other positive (and I can’t help but wonder if it was part of this delay decision) is that this gives the game developers, and more importantly game engines, more time to convert their games and engines over to Linux. This will mean more quality native titles for us on release day. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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Author: Kereltis View all posts by
Linux advocate, born in Liverpool, grew up in Cork City Ireland and currently living in Corvallis, Oregon. I love all things Linux, my favorite distro being Ubuntu followed closely by Kubuntu and Linux Mint (Cinnamon and KDE). As far as I'm concerned Linux is the future of gaming. Lets make the world as open and transparent as we can!

One Comment on "Disapointed By The Steam Machine Delay?"

  1. miro May 28, 2014 at 22:11 -

    well, I wanted to by one later this year to use it as DLNA Server + of course, gaming machine. Also Half Life ³ was expected as kinda sugar on top ;)

    2015 could mean Q1 or December, I hope it does not take too long, but however, Valve achieved a lot with linux gaming and this way devs have more time to release even more games with linux support. Thumbs up anyway, thanks to Valve for all they’ve done in *any* case.

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