Valve is going to release herself game controllers to Steam Machine





Valve has announced that it will release itself Steam Controller for Steam Machine game system , rather than to grant this right to foreign manufacturers. Recall that in the case of the game system Valve decided to use a strategy of opening up, allowing third-party vendors to collect their own Steam Machine with different technical characteristics.

However, Valve plans do not include licensing the side of the controller for the new game station. At least for now.

“The controller will be the product of Valve. We’re going to do it to manufacture and supply to third parties, that is, to all builders Steam Machine, who want to equip their systems that controller “- shared Greg Coomer of Valve in an interview with gaming portal IGN.

“This does not mean that we are evil and we are going to conquer yourself without any help market the production of iron, and believe that we must turn our gaze to 90 degrees and begin to move to its success and money in this market. We just really want this controller exist in the market. ”

After working on the controller Valve realized that a little tired of borrowing ideas from other companies.

“We want the manufacturers got the ability to produce what we believe are the most important. Those that allow people to play all the games from Steam. And we really believe that the granting of the production design of the controller on the basis of outsourcing and its assembly by third parties will not be able to convey to the players for all the idea of ​​a common design, and will allow the most minimal time to put the controller on the market. ”

The company representative also noted that the exclusive right to manufacture the controller does not mean that Valve is going to require a lot of money for it.

“We take a lot of different solutions, many of which do not always have a positive impact on the cost of production. But that does not mean we’re going to lose money in its production. We have a serious approach to this issue and we already have some blueprints on account of how it will perform. I want to note that this approach is not like those solutions which are used in its strategy other hardware manufacturers, “- said Coomer.

The first batch of three hundred Steam Machines and controllers to them will be given to the lucky first to test this year. The final design of the game system and the controller will present next year.
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