Valve’s attempt to get a piece of the console pie has finally been quietly taken behind the shed.
Once heralded as the future of gaming, the Steam Machine was supposed to break PC gaming into the same mainstream space as the PlayStation and Xbox. Now in the year 2018, six years after the introduction of the project, Steam has quietly removed the link to the page from their Steam storefront.
While the page still exists, any links to it have been removed. All of the fractured steam machines in total are said to have sold less than half a million units, seven months after they released. Many of the machines advertised have been out of stock perpetually for quite a while as well. This is in pretty stark contrast to other pieces of hardware that Valve is still working on, including the Steam Link and Steam Controller.
The Steam OS that launched with the Steam Machine is still being actively updated, having received a huge overhaul as recent as late January, where new graphics drivers and support for AMD graphics cards was added. Do you miss the Steam Machine? Let us know in the comments below.