Half-Life developer gathers third-party momentum for free SteamOS

12 firms developing Steam Machines

Another ten firms are supporting Valve’s upcoming Steam Machine console, according to a report.

As reported by Engadget, companies such as iBuyPower and Digital Storm were already revealed as developing hardware for Valve’s new SteamOS, but another ten firms are now set to show their own systems during the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 this week.

The other ompanies approved to develop their own Steam Machines are Alienware, Falcon Northwest, Alternate, CyberPowerPC, Origin PC, Gigabyte, Materiel.net, Webhallen, Next, Zotac and Scan Computers.

While only 12 companies have been disclosed so far, there could still be yet more third-party firms supporting the hardware revealed this week.

Valve revealed the Steam Machines, a new haptic controller and a Linux-based SteamOS in September last year, as part of its plans to take on the living room and TV.

To give consumers an idea of what the machines are capable of, Valve recently sent out 300 test units to beta participants, using off-the-shelf parts.

The first units for sale are expected to arrive this year.

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