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Valve delays launch of Steam Machines until 2015

It seems mostly down to the controller

Valve has announced that they have delayed the launch of their Steam Machines until 2015 now.

The delay also includes the new Steam Controller as they seek to refine and improve on the new design that they revealed at the beginning of this year during the Steam Dev Days conference in Seattle.

Valve delays launch of Steam Machines until 2015

A new statement from Valve explained the situation:

“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.

“Obviously we're just as eager as you are to get a Steam Machine in your hands. But our number one priority is making sure that when you do, you'll be getting the best gaming experience possible. We hope you'll be patient with us while we get there.”

The delay also includes Valve's own Linux-based OS SteamOS although many of the features such as Music, In-home Streaming and Family Library Sharing are currently available as part of the Steam Client for Windows, Mac and Linux.

Thanks Develop Online.   

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