For those of you lining up to get your mitts on the new Steam Machines this year, you may need to remark your calendars: according to the newest updates, the Steam controller (if not the Steam Machines in their entirety, though this is, at the moment, unclear) looks to be delayed until 2015.
On May 27, Valve designer Eric Hope posted an update on the Steam Community, detailing the possible delay. Due to the extensive feedback resulting from tests on the wireless steam controller prototype, implementing the necessary tweaks and improvements was going to take longer than expected. With the increased workload, it was more realistic to aim for a 2015 window, rather than the original release date, which was slated for this year.
“Obviously we’re just as eager as you are to get a Steam Machine in your hands,” Hope wrote, “But our number one priority is making sure that when you do, you’ll be getting the best gaming experience possible.”
Hope promised to release more updates as more information concerning both the Steam Machines and their release becomes available.