Valve, along with many big named manufacturers, are showing off a broad selection of Steam Machines at this year’s Games Developers Conference. The company also reaffirmed a “November release date” for both Steam Machines, and Valve’s own Steam Controller – the latter of which will retail for $49.99.
Valve are clearly excited about finally stepping closer to getting their living room boxes out to the public. “Steam Machines from partners Alienware and Falcon Northwest are being shown, with Machines from a dozen other partners slated to release this November.” announced Valve in a press-release. “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.”
Some game developers have even pushed the Steam Machines to their limits, from 4K to 120 FPS. “Epic will give a demonstration of the newly announced Unreal Tournament running on a 4K monitor driven by the Falcon Northwest Steam Machine. “We love this platform,” said Tim Sweeney, founder of Epic Games. “Whether you’re running incredibly detailed scenes at 4K or running 1080p at 120 FPS for an intense shooter experience, this brings world-class gaming and graphics to televisions with an open platform true to Valve’s PC gaming roots.”