Valve made a second major announcement related to SteamOS and Steam Box





As promised , Valve made ​​a second important announcement related to the announcement of their own operating system SteamOS. However, instead of the previously expected announcement of Steam Box , the company announced plans to create a Steam Machines – a new class of powerful gaming devices for the living room. Devices, which allow players to choose the right configuration for their equipment, which will be available in 2014.

Valve has announced the beginning of the closed beta test prototypes that she herself developed. In total, this year the company will be able to put only 300 such devices. But as we have said, Valve does not just want to create a game console itself / computer based on deep integration with SteamOS store Steam: she, like Google, wants to provide a springboard for a variety of developers for their own decisions.

“Since 2014, the market will be a variety of devices with SteamOS, created by different manufacturers,” – written on site Steam.

So, anyone who wants to take part in the closed beta test of the prototype gaming device from Valve, must fulfill a number of requirements. Namely

Join the crowd of community Steam Universe;
Adopt Agreement beta Steam devices ;
Add 10 friends in Steam (if you have not already);
Create a public profile in the community Steam (if you have not already);
Play any game using the controller mode Big Picture .

Please note that the receipt of applications is very limited (the chance to test the device only three hundred lucky) and will be closed on 25 October this year.

“You can meet these requirements in any order. After completing all the requirements, you will be given a special icon and you will be officially entered in the list from which we will select participants beta / recipients of our devices “, – says site Steam.

“In the world of entertainment there are no universal solutions. We want to give you the opportunity to choose the device that is right for you. So we are working with several partners to the 2014 market was available a number of gaming devices with the operating system SteamOS ».


Finally, we note that we will have a third important announcement from Valve, which the company is going to do this week on Friday.
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