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.
I agree. Its more of the same PC Market that it will re-capture.
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.
Keep telling yourself that.
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.
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
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.
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.
I think the steam machines will be a slow burn, it wont suddenly be massive overnight but will eventually grow and be a big player in 5 years when the next gen starts.
I think this could very well be. It really seems like Valve is thinking long-term with all this, not of the present.
Five years from now Steam Machines along with a Sword Art Online VR functionality will be the next big thing in gaming. Oculus Rift will finally show us what VR is all about, the Steam Machines will bring PC gaming to the living room. .....
in 5 years ps5 or xbox two will be right around the corner, so who cares about steam machines
Steam Box WILL BE THE most powerful game console on earth. I can not wait!!!!
i dont think its much of anything yet, but in a decade so much could happen. there might not even be many windows machines being bought anymore...
Linux needs a unified wrapper with libs to work with almost all distros... if they can get that going gaming on Linux and by extension Steambox should really take off.
It will trouble PS5 and XboxNSA
We'll I've already got the great PS4 console and I'll be getting one of the other 2. I'll be getting the Steam Machine for sure. I'll never get the NSA console disguised as a cable box that May or may not play games idk made by Microsoft. Lol
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