Valve was supposed to announce their Steam Machine platform this year, but it has been delayed until 2015. However, one headlining Steam Machine maker will not wait for the slow gaming company to announce its platform. The Alienware Division of Dell recently has announced their small form factor Steam Machine that they introduced at CES 2014, is going to get a makeover and will be available for sale later this year as Alienware Alpha. Instead of Steam OS and the still-experimental Steam Controller, Alienware Alpha will include a wireless Xbox 360 controller which is the PC game pad standard, and windows 8.
Valve’s PC alternative platform Steam Machine was going to be one of the big PC gaming stories. They introduced a large line-up of friendly devices at CES and also promised that more details will be coming around this mid-year. But now the release has been delayed, and Valve is saying that they need more time to work on the exclusive controller.
Most of the Steam Machines are announced from PC makers such as Origin and Falcon Northwest are the variations on existing designs and offer Windows and steam OS with a high-end PC gaming hardware.
This made Alienware steam machine different from others, and the price will be around same as current living room game consoles.