At PAX Australia 2015, Ewan caught up with Alienware’s Product Manager, Joe Olmsted to discuss their Steam Machine and Oculus-ready PCs.
You’ve got this steam machine that’s come about. I imagine our audience is somewhat familiar with the idea of steam machines – bringing PC gaming into the living room. Tells us what’s special about yours and what sets it apart from some other ones – some ones yourself have got on the market with the Alpha console. Walk us through it, what’s so special about yours?
“…there will be over 1500 games in the Steam Library that will be available on Steam OS…”
So if you’re familiar with Alpha, then you’re familiar with Steam Machine. It’s actually the same hardware that we have running Windows on the Alpha, though when the Steam Machine launches it’ll be running Steam OS. We’re actually showing Steam OS and the Valve Steam Controller for the first time in the Southern Hemisphere here at PAX. It’ll be available in the first part of next year, we’re still working our way through approval down here in Australia. We can’t be more excited about it. By the time it launches, there will be over 1500 games in the Steam Library that will be available on Steam OS, so the games you have now are also likely gonna be ready to go on Steam OS at that stage.