Like this author?

Follow this author, get more from this author. Ta-da!

Sign up now

Hide this X

news\

Alienware Steam Machines to release annually

Gear & Gadgets Screenshot - 1158402

Unlike traditional living room consoles -- which have a pretty lengthy lifecycle -- Alienware will offer new iterations of its Steam Machines annually.  This is likely to offset the fact that, despite being similar to PCs in architecture, Alienware will not allow consumers to upgrade their Steam Machine parts.

"Lifecycle wise, consoles update every five, six, seven years, we will be updating our Steam Machines every year," Alienware GM Frank Azor told TrustedReviews (via PCR).

“There will be no customisation options – you can’t really update it," he added. “The platform will continue to evolve as the games become more resource intensive.”

Alienware announced it was working on Steam Machines at CES earlier this month. While the machines are expected to release in September 2014 for around $499, the system specs have to be fully detailed.

Valve first revealed Steam Machines late last year, alongside SteamOS, its customized Linux operating system, and its Steam-optimized controller. Prior to the new year, Valve sent out beta units for its own Steam Machine prototypeOther partners working with Valve on Steam Machines are Alternate, CyberPower PC, Falcon Northwest, Gigabyte, iBuyPower, Material.net, Next, Scan Computers, Webhallen, and Zotac.

 
Matt-liebl-profile
Matt Liebl You can follow Senior News Editor Matt Liebl on Twitter @Matt_GZ. He likes games, sports, musicals, and his adorable dog, Wrigley. And his wife.
Share with your friends
In this article

Games: Gear & Gadgets

Tags: Alienware

Related Images
Sonyheadfeat Article_list_6gv2 Article_list_imegoheadphones Article_list_roccat_kone_pure_color Article_list_roccat_kone_xtd See all images
blog comments powered by Disqus