Valve showed on Friday (14) a new prototype model of the Steam Controlle, PCs to games called Steam Machines that use the company’s operating system, called SteamOS.
The accessory keeps the two sensitive areas round the ring instead of a directional digital or analog sticks, but adds new action buttons, buttons that form a digital directional and add to the area where you would put a screen with touch sensitivity. At this site are a central button with the logo of Steam and others who may have the Start and Select functions.
In a statement, the company said that “the analog buttons are in addition to the circular touchpads seen in earlier prototypes.” The company will show the new version of the attachment event during the Game Developers Conference (GDC), which begins on March 17 in San Francisco in the United States.
The Steam Controller is part of the plans of the Valve Steam Machines, Gaming PCs assembled by various manufacturers that will compete for space with entertainment consoles in the living room player.
According to Valve, 13 manufacturers will assemble the Steam Machines and the prediction is that the first models hit the market in the second half. The companies that will manufacture the machines are: Alienware, Alternate, CyberpowerPC, Digital Storm, Falcon Northwest, Gigabyte, iBUYPOWER, Materiel.net, Spa Next, Origin PC, Scan, Webhallen and Zotac.
From the second half of 2014, there will be models with various configurations of processor, graphics card, RAM and disk space, and prices from $ 500 – the same amount of One Xbox and $ 100 more than the PS4 . A wide variety of devices gives consumers choice: a video game player can buy a Steam Machine cheaper, while the fan “hardcore” PC will not fail to invest in a system edge. Furthermore, anyone can ride your machine the way you want and use the SteamOS, Valve’s proprietary operating system, thus creating a device 100% customized.