Two weeks from now.
That’s the date on which Valve will open the doors to the Steam Machine to everyone.
The company has been teasing a “full-on PC launch” for quite some time, and the announcement is no different.
The machine will be a “first-generation Steam Machine,” meaning that it will offer full Steam and other services for $499.
But in an interview with Polygon , Valve revealed that this is not the case.
“It will not be a ‘steam box’ or something like that,” said Valve’s Gabe Newell.
“Instead, it will be something more like a ‘Steam Machine’ with all the Steam and all the other services, but that’s the first-generation version.”
The company’s not going to reveal the specifications of this machine, and there are plenty of reasons to be concerned.
For one thing, it’s still not clear when Valve will make the machine available to the public.
Valve has yet to officially announce the device, and it’s not clear how much time it will take Valve to get that machine into people’s hands.
This is also a significant delay for a device that was supposed to ship in August.
For all of these reasons, I don’t think it’s worth rushing into a PC-based gaming machine until Valve knows how the machine will work, and when it will actually be ready to ship.
It’s also worth keeping in mind that Valve has been making a lot of promises about the Steam Box.
This was the reason why the company first announced its intention to sell a PC in 2019.
If the company can’t deliver on its promise, then it’s likely that people will lose interest in PC gaming altogether.