The company also showcased its own designed prototype steam machine, which doesn’t break anyone’s expectations. The prototype devices will be sent to only 300 lucky beta testers (Beta testers will be selected before October 25th) and Valve hasn’t revealed about the prototypes that it can also eventually become the Steam Box.
Two days ago, the company has also announced SteamOS, which is a Linux-based operating system – optimized for gaming, videos and audio performances. Moreover, the SteamOS will allow you to stream the games from third-party OS like Windows and Mac via local network.
Valve hasn’t revealed the OEM, which will manufacture the Steam machines, but they assured to start shipping from 2014. On Steam’s website, the teaser page shows 3 buttons – representing three different announcements. The first two were Steam OS and Steam machines and the third announcement should come tomorrow – which might be the Steam Machine with pre-loaded SteamOS. There is no word came out regarding the game controllers nor the connectivity variants.