Valve drops Steam Machines from the Steam website

Steam Machines are now officially dead, with Valve removing them from the hardware section of the Steam website.

@anthony256
Published Tue, Apr 3 2018 10:47 PM CDT   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Valve has just silenced their Steam Machine initiative, but we don't yet know if this is permanent or the Half-Life maker is preparing for a new wave of Steam Machines in the near future.

Valve drops Steam Machines from the Steam website | TweakTown.com

This isn't to say Steam Machines are completely gone, as some companies are selling them, it's just now Valve isn't actively promoting them which is a big deal on its own. Even when the Steam Machines were first announced, there was no big reason that would push you away from your gaming PC or from the arms of a console.

Maybe a Steam Machine exclusive, or better yet timed exclusive like Half-Life 3, Portal 3, or Team Fortress 3 could do well on a Steam Machine, but Valve would hurt PC gamers doing that. I can't see Steam Machines in our future until game developers move away from Windows, which could eventually happen... but we're years away from that being a reality.

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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