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Steam Machines will not trouble PS4 or Xbox One says developer

With the first wave of Steam Machines having been unveiled at CES 2014 last month, developer Jagex has suggested the PS4 and Xbox One have nothing to fear from the upcoming console rivals.

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Mikey322301283d ago

I agree. Its more of the same PC Market that it will re-capture.

medman1283d ago (Edited 1283d ago )

I'm interested in the PS4 because of Sony's first party developers and the games they produce that contend for goty awards every year. The fact that it's the more powerful console this gen is a happy bonus. Power without talented developers means nothing. No Naughty Dog, no sale. No Sony Santa Monica, no sale. Sony Bend? Media Molecule? No sale. Guerilla? Sony Japan? SuckerPunch? Polyphony Digital? No? You get the picture. The one exception that may develop in the future is how fast 4k televisions will or will not be adopted. If I buy a 4k television, a steam console that would allow me to game in 4k would be intriguing as the ps4 and xbone are incapable of that resolution.

SteamPowered1283d ago

It's a weird market out there. Pc gamers most likely already have a decent rig, and big picture mode makes the pc act like a console anyways. And the steamboxes have WAY too many models that will scare away consumers. Xbox and PS are household names and are far more attractive to couch gamers.
All in all, I'm not sure exactly which market steamboxes are going after.

s45gr321283d ago

The console gaming market but the prices is what will keep Steam Machines from overtaking consoles; having multiple Steam Machines is not bad but it may get confusing. 5 years from now it will be a different story

SlapHappyJesus1283d ago

I really don't think Steam machines are there trying to make a go at the already established console market. At least not in the near future.
All they are really doing there is trying to widen the appeal for PC gaming in general by branding it and selling it as a more console-like experience.
This is for nobody other than those already on the fence of dipping into PC gaming.

spartanlemur1283d ago

I agree steam machines aren't going to tempt people away from the Xbox One or the PS4, and that their main market are those who were considering getting a gaming PC but were reluctant to make the leap.

I have a feeling that they might really take off towards the end of the console cycle, when newer, more refined models come out and console gamers want better hardware.

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