Valve’s Steam Controller no longer to be released in 2014, delayed to a 2015 launch window, an official post on the Steam Community Forum confirms.
Designer Eric Hope posted on the Steam Official Community site, informing users that the Steam Controller is going to be delayed until 2015, following “a ton” of useful playtesting feedback.
“We're now using wireless prototype controllers to conduct live playtests, with everyone from industry professionals to die-hard gamers to casual gamers," he wrote.
"It's generating a ton of useful feedback, and it means we'll be able to make the controller a lot better. Of course, it's also keeping us pretty busy making all those improvements. Realistically, we're now looking at a release window of 2015, not 2014.”
Obviously we're just as eager as you are to get a Steam Machine in your hands. But our number one priority is making sure that when you do, you'll be getting the best gaming experience possible. We hope you'll be patient with us while we get there. Until then, we'll continue to post updates as we have more stories to share."
Valve has originally confirmed 14 Steam Machine variants at CES in Las Vegas, back in January, complete with specs and pricing details.
However, the system’s controller has gone through a series of changes since then, including a massive redesign in March, when it lost its touch-screen.
This also poses the question if the 14 revealed Steam Machines are to be delayed until the controller is ready.