Steam Machine and Controller Delayed Until 2015


A post went up yesterday over on the Steam Universe community, and unfortunately it’s the bearer of bad news for anyone that was looking forward to getting their hands on the Steam Machine this year.

According to the post, they’ve been “using wireless prototype controllers to conduct live playtests, with everyone from industry professionals to die-hard gamers to casual gamers. It’s generating a ton of useful feedback, and it means we’ll be able to make the controller a lot better.

Of course, making those improvements is going to take time. “Realistically, we’re now looking at a release window of 2015, not 2014.“, confirms the post.

The Steam Machine seems to have gamers on the fence, as most of us feel that we could just as easily run an HDMI cord to our HDTV and be done with it. It’s easy enough now to configure an Xbox 360 controller to your PC and just play your Steam library that way, but we’ll have to wait until 2015 to see just how much interest there is in Valve‘s new console.

Are you excited about the Steam Machine? What about the controller? Let us know in the comments!

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  1. The Steam controller would be very amusing to work with, especially with all the games I currently have.

    1. Aesthetically it looks pretty repulsive, but I’m really curious to see how it all works out in the end. I usually just play indie games on my PC, so a 360 controller works just fine, but I can see hardcore PC gamers going for it for its functionality.

      1. Of course, mileage may vary depending on person. For some people using a 360 controller or other device works just as fine.

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