Valve Reveals Official Steam Machine Release Date to be November, Announces VR Headset and Source 2 Engine

Valve Reveals Official Steam Machine Release Date to be November, Announces VR Headset and Source 2 Engine

Valve made several surprising announcements at this year’s GDC, including the Steam Machine’s official release date, a new virtual reality headset and the Source 2 engine.

We found out that the Steam Machines will be coming out November 2015 with a price range between $449 all the way to $1399 (the limited edition model from Syber). Valve will be partnering with Alienware, Falcon Northwest, Syber and others.

Next Steam announced a new service called Stream Link, which allows you to stream Steam content from any PC or Steam Machine on the same home network. It supports 1080p at 60Hz with low latency, will be available November for $49.99.

Valve’s VR Headset, meanwhile, will include two new technologies as part of the release: a room scale tracking system codenamed Lighthouse, and a VR input system.

Finally, Vavle unveiled its Source 2 engine, the successor to the Source engine used in Valve’s games since the launch of Counter-Strike: Source and Half-Life 2. The company will also be releasing a Vulkan-compatible version of the engine.