Valve announces testing for prototype ‘Steam Machine




Valve announces testing for prototype ‘Steam Machine’

By Dimitri Reijerman , Wednesday, September 25, 2013 19:18, replies: 85 , views: 17,439 • Feedback

Valve announced Wednesday the Steam Machines-testing program. The company has not specified prototype that will be tested. By a select group Steam users can register until October 25 for the beta test.

Steam Logo To bring the Steam platform to the living room says Valve does not want to focus on a ‘console’, but it wants to start next year through its partners SteamOS multiple machines on the market. Valve also has its own high performance prototype. The company wants this configuration first extensively tested so yet to perform adjustments. Details on the configuration promises Valve announced soon to start making.

Valve wants three hundred of his prototypes away to get it tested. Prior to Steam users register, although the user will first play a game with a gamepad in the Big Picture mode of Steam, create a profile and have at least ten Steam friend. Registration closes on 25 October. The three hundred beta testers would this year the test hardware gain possession, after which they are encouraged to share their findings. Widest possible online

Based on the feedback during the beta test says Valve are ‘Steam Box’ and SteamOS continue to improve. From 2014 to eventually SteamOS multiple consoles with different levels of performance and pricing on the market that are all optimized for gaming in the living room.

Valve already announced Monday SteamOS on a Linux operating system in which the Steam client is integrated. Many Steam enthusiasts hope Valve Friday that new titles are announced. At the last publication around the future of Steam In particular, Half Life 3 is often called.


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