Although the inbound Steam Machines will help bring PC gaming to the living room, with a few console-esque home entertainment features thrown into the mix, Artplant founder and executive producer Jack Wulff has suggest the Steam boxes will not be a threat to their mainstream rivals.
Despite ceding that “PC type gaming in the living room is very attractive,” Wullf, discussing the first Steam Machines, stated:
Speaking exclusively with TrustedReviews, Wulff, whose Steam-bound title Entropy is currently in early access on Steam added: “Steam Machines are an exciting proposition that is going to give some gamers exactly the type of experience that they want.
“Over the long term I think a lot of people will be enjoying the Steam boxes and it will be interesting to see how it goes.”
As well suggesting that Steam Machines will not truly rival the Xbox One or PS4, Wulff has also claimed that dedicated PC gaming has nothing to fear from the living room-based PC console.
“Steam Machines will not spell the end of traditional PC gaming either,” he told us. “I think the two will help each other out more than anything.”
He added: “For a lot of gamers, having the PC and the keyboard is an experience that is very hard to match by a dedicated entertainment system.
“I don’t think that kind of experience is going anywhere but being able to take it to the couch will be nice.”
Last month gaming giant Alienware confirmed that its upcoming Steam Machine will be priced comparably with the latest Sony and Microsoft consoles and, much to the annoyance of some gamers, will not feature any hardware upgrade options.
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