Valve Announces Steam Machines, The Steam Box Hardware Beta


Valve is building a game console, but not just one. The company wants to create an entirely new class of computers that brings the power of Linux and the distribution might of Steam to the living room. That’s why on Monday, it announced SteamOS. And today, that’s why the company is announcing its hardware plans — barely.

“Beginning in 2014, there will be multiple SteamOS machines to choose from, made by different manufacturers,” the company writes. Unfortunately, there’s no details about those manufacturers or what the Steam Box will look like.

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