SteamControllerBt 29 May

Valve’s Eric Hope has revealed in a Steam forum post that the company is now looking to release its Steam Machine hardware in 2015.

“We’re now 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,” Hope wrote, in part.

“Of course, it’s also keeping us pretty busy making all of those improvements. Realistically, we’re now looking at a release window of 2015, not 2014.”

“Obviously we’re just as eager as you are to get a Steam Machine in your hands. But our number one priority is making sure that when you do, you’ll be getting the best gaming experience possible. We hope you’ll be patient with us while we get there.”

This delay will only affect the Steam Machines being developed by Valve, and not the numerous manufacturers that intend to create and market their own hardware.

(via GI International)