So what is Valve exhibiting?
On Gamescom’s website they’re listed as Platform – PC, Components / Accessories – Controllers. In other words, Steam Machines and the Steam Controller.
Officially, these hardware projects, especially the Steam Controller are looking like they will be delayed until 2015 for official release, but that hasn’t stopped the likes of Alienware in moving ahead with their plans to release their own Steam Machine this year, with a custom Windows 8.1 UI and Xbox 360 controller included.
What would we like to see?
An update on the TV and movie content for Steam/SteamOS would be nice, since In-home Streaming, Library Sharing and Family Options are now publicly released with Steam Music still in open beta.
In addition, some sort of central hub for their Steam Machine partners, which they can update themselves. A convenient place to browse all available and upcoming Steam Machines would make sense as more are becoming available all the time, for example, Maingear recently released their ‘Spark’ small form factor gaming PC which supports Valve’s SteamOS beta.
What would you like to see Valve realistically announce at this year’s Gamescom?
Let us known in the comments!
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