Valve’s operating system is coming out December 13
Prototype Steam Machines will ship out on December 13 to 300 lucky users with the Steam Controller and Linux-based SteamOS in tow. For everyone else, Valve has announced that SteamOS will be available for download once the prototypes ship.
Unfortunately, the operating system might not be ready for primetime. Valve warns that “unless you’re an intrepid Linux hacker already, we’re going to recommend that you wait until later in 2014 to try it out.” At the very least, it’s a chance for us to get a hands-on look at it before further announcements at CES.
The 300 selected beta testers should already know who they are since the notifications went out earlier today, but diehard fans should be content with fiddling around with SteamOS. Valve also casually mentioned that the in-home streaming beta is also almost ready.
Were you one of the lucky 300? Are you excited for SteamOS? Tell us in the comments!