"Steam Machines will start at the same price point as game consoles, with higher performance," Valve said in a press release today. Well, OK.
The much-anticipated living room PCs, which have been MIA since Valve officially announced them in early 2014, will officially launch this November alongside a special Steam controller and a device called the Steam Link that will allow for game streaming between multiple PCs or Steam Machines at 1080p/60HZ, according to the folks at Valve. The Steam Link and Steam Controller will each cost $US50.
The concept of the Steam Machine was always
At GDC in San Francisco this week, Valve is showing off Steam Machines from Alienware and Falcon Northwest, and they say they have got PCs from "a dozen other partners" launching in November, too. Says Valve: "Steam Machines will start at the same price point as game consoles, with higher performance. Customers interested in the best possible gaming experience can choose whichever components meet their needs."