Steam Machine can be counted as one of a novel gaming consoles produced by developers to intensify players experience but why these machines are fading away from the market?
windows is the leading os and in pretty much on most pc's, including high end gaming rigs. steam machines are overpriced and it was valves way of trying to push linux gaming, which we all know hasn't gained any traction. but valve isn't the loser here as they don't sell the hardware. microsoft will further expand on their relations with oculus with the upcoming rumored scorpio system and only companies like microsoft can afford to take a loss on xbox hardware because they can make up those losses on other services and software sales. the makers of the steam machines only make profits off the hardware which is why many consumers just build their own systems and save money. there really was no need to buy steam machines when any computer can be a steam machine.
To summarize the article Steam Machines failed because: High Price low performance Did not solve the maintenance/ hardware compability issue Not every Steam game was on a Steam Machine
because you cant force pc gamers to become console gamers with closed brick, we want our PCs fully customisable and built from scratch. Also linux sucks, unless youre an IT guy.
Because its are weak expensive PCs.
Enter ms with a steam app for xbox. Best way to capitalise and further integrate pc and consoles.
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