The next potential revolution in gaming just got pushed to the back of the line.
In a post on the Steam Universe forum, Valve Software has announced that their much touted Steam Machines have been pushed back to “a release window of 2015, not 2014.”
The company said it is currently in the process of testing its wireless controller with “everyone from industry professionals to die-hard gamers to casual gamers” and that process has been taking longer than expected.
Valve’s Eric Hope says: “It’s generating a ton of useful feedback, and it means we’ll be able to make the controller a lot better. Of course, it’s also keeping us pretty busy making all those improvements.”
First unveiled in September, Steam Machines are open-source gaming PCs that will run Valve’s SteamOS. The machines that will hit the market are set to be produced by more than a dozen hardware partners who showed off their potential Steam Machines at CES this past January.
The machines have come under fire for their unique controller’s usability, questions over the intended audience of the machine, and the lack of SteamOS compatible games which account for only a fraction of the mostly PC-only titles on the Steam service.